Melis

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: variant spelling of Mellis 1.
  2. German: variant of Melius.
  3. Dutch ((van) Melis): variant of Millis 2.
  4. Czech and Slovak (Meliš), and Hungarian: from a short form of the Biblical personal name Melichar (see Melchior).
  5. Greek: from the personal name Melis, a pet form of Meletios or Meliton (names of various early saints and martyrs). The personal names are derived from either meli ‘honey’ or meletan ‘care for’, ‘study’.
  6. Italian (Sardinia and southern Italy): habitational name from a place so named in Sardinia.
  7. Lithuanian: nickname from melis ‘blue’.
  8. Latvian: unflattering nickname from melis ‘liar’.
  9. Latvian: variant of Mellis.
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