Melrose

Melrose comes from an English surname derived from a place name in Scotland meaning “barren moor” or “barren heath” from Welsh moel (bare, barren; bald) from Proto-Celtic *maylos; and rhos (moor, heath), though the second element may also be derived from Old Irish ros meaning “promontory”. However, Melrose as a given name could also be a combination of Mel, either a short form of Ancient Greek melas meaning “black” or meli meaning “honey” (both deriving from a PIE source) combined with the flower name Rose so the name would essentially meaning “black rose” or “honey rose”

Origin: Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Melros (English)

 

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