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Origin and popularity of the name MELIN


Melin : 1: Swedish: probably an ornamental or habitational name formed with the (placename) element mel from Old Norse methal ‘mid middle’ + the adjectival suffix -in a derivative of Latin -in(i)us ‘relating to’.2: Czech (Melín): from a pet form of the personal name Melichar ‘Melchior’.3: French: habitational name from any of the places in Haute-Saône and Côte d'Or all named with the dialect word melin ‘mill’ from Latin molinum.4: French: from a shortened form of the personal name Amelin from ancient Germanic Amalin based on the element amal ‘capable brave eager’.5: English (Lancashire) and Irish: variant of Melling.6: Slovenian: probably a topographic name for someone who lived near a mill from dialect melin ‘mill’.


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

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