Family name origins & meanings
- English : habitational name from a place in Suffolk, named in Old English with mylenas, plural of mylen ‘mill’.
- Scottish and northern Irish (of Scottish origin) : from an Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Maol Íosa ‘devotee of Jesus’.
- Greek : variant of Melis.
- Dutch : unexplained.
- Latvian : nickname from mells ‘black’.