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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Melia

Melia is a sweet feminine name borrowed from Greek mythology. It comes from the ancient Greek word that means ‘ash tree.’ Melia is a derivative of the Greek term meli, which means ‘honey.’ The name also has other meanings. These include ‘work’ and ‘plumeria.’ Melia is also considered a diminutive of Amelia. Melia is also a girl’s name with Hawaiian roots. In this culture, the name implies plumeria. Plumeria is a beautiful white flower with a vibrant yellow center.

In Greek mythology, Melia was an Oceanid or nymph. She was the daughter of the pre-Olympian Gods Titans Oceanus and Tethys.  In the plural, the Meliae were nymphs associated with ash trees. Many other nymphs named Melia were also there in Greek myths but they are not necessarily associated with trees.

Apart from a given name, Melia is also a surname. It’s a family name whose origin is in the Caucasus state of Georgia, in Italy, or in Ireland. As a habitational name, it is from any place in Sicily and southern Italy with the same name. An example is the provinces of Messina or Reggio Calabria.

Some variants of the name Melia are Melita, Melite, Melina, and Meline. The name also has some cute nicknames, including Mellie, Lia, Mimi, and Mel.

Melia azedarach is the name of a plant whose common names are Bead Tree, Japanese Bead Tree, China Ball Tree, and Chinaberry Tree (1). The name thus represents a connection with nature.

In the entertainment and arts field, Melia Watras is a famous American violinist and composer. She is known for her albums String Masks, Viola Solo, and Ispirare. Melia Kreiling is a Swiss actress known for her roles in various  TV series, including Tyrant and The Last Tycoon.

The fictional world also has many mentions of this name. Melia is a member of the Atlantean High Council in the sci-fi TV series Stargate. The role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles has a character named Melia Antiqua. Melia also appears in the famous Mozart opera Apollo et Hyacinthus.


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Ash tree; Honey
1 word, 5 letters, 3 vowels, 2 consonants
Short and moderately easy to pronounce

How To Pronounce Melia?

Pronounced as me-lee-ah

The way you pronounce a name can make all the difference.

Listen to the sound of the name Melia in English.

Melia On The Popularity Chart

Check out the SSA graphs below to understand the popularity and ranking of Melia over the years.

Popularity Over Time

Melia’s usage peaked in the US in 2006. But it has been declining steadily after that year. In 2021, 101 babies per million shared the name.

Source: Social Security Administration

Rank Over Time

Melia’s rank started improving from 1997 onward. In 2021, it was in the 1,853rd position.

Source: Social Security Administration

Names With Similar Sound As Melia

Melia’s phonetic sound is distinct. You may either choose it or find your pick from these options that have a similar ring.

Popular Sibling Names For Melia

Do you like the meaning of Melia? Take a look at these options that have a similar connotation.

If you are looking for some matching sibling names that resonate with Melia, check our suggestions here.

Boy Sibling Names For Melia

Find matching brother names for Melia and create a wonderful team of siblings.

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Girl Sibling Names For Melia

Looking for some suitable sister names for Melia? Check out our collection of beautiful and unique names.

Malamatenia heart imageMaleia heart imageMalinda heart imageMalissa heart imageMalita heart imageMallie heart imageMallissa heart imageMalva heart imageMalynda heart imageMeila heart image

Other Popular Names Beginning With M

Looking for more baby names starting with the letter M to resonate with your family’s naming tradition or to rhyme with the sibling names? Find a range of alternative names starting with this letter.

Names With Similar Meaning As Melia

Anagram Names Of Melia

William Shakespeare is known for his ‘onomastic wit,’ with anagrams being one of them (remember the play Twelfth Night?). Anagram is the rearrangement of the same letters to form different words. Anagramming names has been in vogue for centuries now, and why not when it can create some cute names? Anagram baby names stand out with their unique sound and spellings. You may try an anagram of your name or your partner’s; even better if you combine both names and then try an anagram for the baby. It all stays in the family this way. You may also try anagram names for siblings, especially twins. Here are some anagrams of Melia.

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Popular Songs On The Name Melia

Acrostic Poem On Melia

Dive into the lyrical charm of the name Melia with this acrostic poem. Witness how each letter paints together a story, capturing the name’s individuality, strength, vitality, and sophistication. Inspiring, is it? Why not try a similar poem that describes what you think of your baby’s personality?


Mindful and meaningful, free of thoughts that malign.


Ethereal beauty, one in nature’s symphony.


Lively spirit bursting with vivacity and zest for life.


Insightful and calm, always a charm.


Adventurous and echoing the spirit of exploration.

Melia’s Zodiac Sign And Birth Star As Per Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology, also called Jyotisha, provides deep insights into a person’s life based on celestial positions at birth. Rashi and nakshatra, which are an integral part of Jyotisha, are believed to influence an individual’s personality and life events. The following sections give you rashi-related information, such as the associated letters, elements, ruling body, quality, and nakshatra for the name Melia. These details help analyze a person’s characteristics, personality, and behavior.

Zodiac Sign (Rashi)

As shown in the following table, each rashi is associated with specific sounds, which are often used as the starting letters of names for newborns in Hindu families. Each rashi is represented by a figure and one of the five elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether (Space). One ruling celestial body, known as its 'rashi lord' or 'ruler' is assigned to these rashis. These bodies include Venus, Mars, Sun, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. Furthermore, the rashis are assigned various qualities or gunas.

Rashi (zodiac sign)Simha (Leo)
Starting letters for Simha (Leo) rashiM, TT
Ruling bodySun

Birth Star (Nakshatra)

Another important aspect of Vedic Astrology is the nakshatras, the lunar constellations or star clusters that the Moon occupies during a person's birth. There are 27 nakshatras, each with its own unique qualities, attributes, and symbolism. Each rashi contains two-and-one-fourth nakshatras in it. For example, Aries contains Ashwini, Bharani, and Krithika nakshatras.

The below table provides information on the nakshatras’ degrees on the zodiac circle, their lords and related syllables, for babies born in the Simha (Leo) rashi. These syllables/phonetics are popularly used to choose the baby name. For precise nakshatra calculation based on your baby's birthplace and date, use our Nakshatra Calculator.

NakshatraDegrees Of The NakshatraNakshatra
Lord (Ruler)
Name Syllables
Magha (Makha, Makam)Leo (0 to 13.20 degrees)KetuMa, Maa, Mi, Mee, Mu, Me
Purva Phalguni (Pooram, Pubba)Leo (13.20 to 26.40 degrees)VenusMo, Ta, Taa, Ti, Tee, Tu
Uttara Phalguni (Uthiram, Utram)Leo (26.40 to 30 degrees)SunTe, Ta, Taa, To, Pa, Paa, Pi, Pee

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Melia In Different Languages

It’s exciting to see our baby’s name spelled and written in various languages. See how people spell Melia in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and more! Each language has its own way of saying Melia, but it’s still the same special name. Learn how the name looks and sounds in different languages around the world!


How To Communicate The Name Melia In Sign Languages

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Name Numerology For Melia

Numerology is an occult system that gives significance to numbers and their influence on human life and destiny. Numerologists attribute specific qualities, energies, and characteristics to a number. Parents who believe in numerology prefer to choose baby names that resonate positively with the child’s unique numerical vibrations, often derived from their date of birth. Here we give a general birth number and personality traits of the name Melia, based on the Pythagorean (Western) system. This analysis will differ from child to child based on their date of birth. You may use our numerology calculator for more personalized information.

Baby Name Lists Containing Melia

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the meaning of the name Melia?

The name Melia means ash tree, and honey.

2. What is the origin of the name Melia?

Melia has a Greek origin.

3. How to pronounce the name Melia?

Melia is pronounced as me-lee-ah.


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