Proper noun
  1. A female given name.
    • 1967 Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop, Virago Press (1994), ISBN 0860681904, page 64:
      'I learn the craft. I'm your uncle's apprentice, Melanie.' - - - She did not quite like the way he kept calling her by her name; there was a humorous inlection on the three liquid syllables as though he found the name funny.
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