Readers ask: What Is Saint Melania The Great A Patron Saint Of?

What is Melania known for?

Saint Melania the Younger (born in Rome c. 383, died in Jerusalem on 31 December 439) is a Christian saint and Desert Mother who lived during the reign of Emperor Honorius, son of Theodosius I. She is the paternal granddaughter of Melania the Elder.

What did Melania the Younger do?

385–439) Roman ascetic who was an important patron of the early Christian Church.

Is Melanie a Catholic name?

Meaning & History This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name. The name was common in France during the Middle Ages, and was it introduced from there to England, though it eventually became rare.

Is Melanie a rare name?

Melanie was the 80th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 1957 and, as Mélanie, it was the 86th most popular name for girls born in France in 2004.

What is short for Melanie?

Proper noun. Mel. Short form of female given names such as Melanie, Melinda, Melissa, Melina, Melody and Carmel. Short form of the male given names Melvin and Melvyn.

Is Melanie an Irish name?

Melanie in Irish is Méalainí.