Melis Family History
Melis Name Meaning
Italian (Sardinia): habitational name from a place so named in Sardinia. German: variant of Melius . Dutch: variant of Millis 2 and Czech and Slovak (Meliš); Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Melichar ‘Melchior’. Compare Mellish . Greek: from the personal name Melis a pet form of Meletios or Melitōn names of various early Christian martyrs and saints derived from either meli ‘honey’ or meletan ‘care for study’. Compare Mellis . American shortened form of a Greek surname ending in -melis e.g. Papathemelis ‘Themelios the priest’.7: Scottish: variant of Mellis 8: Lithuanian (Mėlis): nickname from mėlis ‘blue’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022