Melanie Lynskey (Actress), age 42, was born on May 16, 1977 in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Melanie Lynskey's horoscope sun sign is Taurus
and Chinese zodiac sign is Snake
. Melanie Lynskey was famous for Heavenly Creatures
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Melanie Lynskey is 5' 8" (173 cm) tall, with brown - dark eyes and brown - dark hair. Melanie Lynskey graduated from New Plymouth Girls High School, New Plymouth, New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington. Melanie Lynskey"s nationality is New Zealander.
Meanings of Name Melanie
The name Melanie was originated from Greek. It is used as a female name. The name Melanie is of the meaning of Black. The name Melanie is used in Dutch, English, French and German speaking countries. The French form of the Latin Melania, derived from the Greek 'melas', meaning "black, dark".
The French spelling is Mélanie.
The name was introduced to England in the Middles Ages, but became popular in the late 20th century. This can be seen as a result of the publication of Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone with the Wind' in 1936, and the film version staring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh in 1939. Melanie first appeared on the US top 1000 in 1938 at #981, in 1939 it was #939, and 1940 it had jumped dramatically to #484. It peaked in 1972, and is currently enjoying a slight resurgence.
This was the name of two related Roman saints of the 5th century. St Melanie the Elder was an early pilgrim to Jerusalem.
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