Melia (surname)

Melia is a family name that may originate in the Caucasus state of Georgia (Georgian: მელია), in Italy, or in Ireland. Melia Bergamin. The Georgian name is believed to be derived from the word melia (sometimes mela), meaning "fox". Names derived from Melia are Meliava, Meliva, Melua, Meluava or Meladze.[1] The Italian history may date back to early Rome.[2] The Irish origins may be via alterations to the name O'Maille or O'Malley.[3]

Notable people with the surname Melia or Meliá include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Lasha Bakradse, French translation Dominique Gauthier-Eligoulachvili : "Le Géorgien de poche. Noms de famille et prénoms", Assimil 2003.
  2. ^ "Melia Name Meaning, Family History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms".
  3. ^ "Surname Database: Melia Last Name Origin".