This name derives from the Ancient Greek “mélas (μέλας) melanía (μελανία),” meaning “blackness, darkness, clad in black, obscure, enigmatic.” In Greek mythology, Melania or Melanie was the name given to Demeter, a goddess of fertility. 1) Melania the Elder (~350–410), was a Roman patrician who, widowed, founded a monastery near Jerusalem. She is venerated as a saint by all the Christian Churches. 2) Melania the Younger (383–439) was a prominent figure in 5th-century. She is venerated as a saint by all the Churches that admit the cult of saints.
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Popularity & Ranking
United States Ranking #933
Namedoctor Weekly Ranking #645
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New Age Curiosities
Numerological Values: #1
The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.
Chakra Number: #1 Root Chakra "Muladhara"
The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.
Color meaning: Red
The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.
Notable People and Personalities
Melania Albea (born 1980), Swiss Figure Skater
Melania Corradini, Italian Alpine Skier
Melania De Nichilo Rizzoli, Italian Politician
Melania Dolorico (born 1923), Filipino Director
Melania Gabbiadini, Italian Footballer
Melania Gaia Mazzucco, Italian Writer
Melania Grego (born 1973), Italian Water Polo Player
Melania Maccaferri, Italian Actress
Melania The Elder (350–410), Influential Figure In The Christian Ascetic Movement
Melania The Younger (383–439), Christian Saint Who Lived During The Reign Of Flavius Augustus