"Melisande" by Marianne Stokes
Meaning: "strengh in labour"
Pronunciation: meh-lee-SAHND, meh-luh-SAHND, MEH-lee-sahnd or MEH-luh-sahnd
Mélisande is the French form of the Germanic name Amalasuintha, which comes from the elements amal "work, labour" and swinþ "strength". It was used by Maurice Maeterlinck in his play Pelléas et Mélisande, which was later adapted by Claude Debussy into an opera.
Melisende was Queen of Jerusalem from the 12th century. Amalasuintha was a 6th-century queen of the Ostrogoths.
Amalasuintha - Ancient Germanic (f)
Amalasuntha - Ancient Germanic (f)
Melesina - unknown (f)
Melicent - English (f)
Melisende - Medieval French (f)
Millicent - English (f)