Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Melanie f. Greek μελανία 'darkness, blackness'.

The name of two early saints.

England
Early Modern English
1580 Mellany DEmar-vol1 p. 84
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Melanie". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Melanie.