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Type Surname (from location)
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. meh-LAHN-der  [key]
Other Forms FormsMellander

Meaning & History

Combination of the element Mel-, which is unexplained but probably derived from a place name, and the common surname suffix -ander (a combination of land "land" and the habitational suffix -er). The second element is sometimes said to be derived from Greek aner "man".
Added 6/20/2019 by Beautiful Victory