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Origin and popularity of the name MELE

Origin

Mele : 1: Italian (southern): affectionate nickname from mele ‘honey’ a dialect form of miele.2: Italian: possibly a habitational name from Mele in Genoa province.3: Americanized form of Norwegian Mæle or of its variant Mæhle (see Mahle). Compare Male 9.4: French: topographic name for someone who lived by a medlar Old French mesle.5: Slovenian: possibly a nickname from a derivative of mleti ‘to mill’ or a topographic name derived from mel ‘fine sand’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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    lghys2
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    stevenvanmele1
    (1,442 individuals)
    wernervols
    (902 individuals)
    flamingo3
    (430 individuals)

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