Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /mes.ˈsi.na/(Italian) /mɛ.ˈsiː.nə/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Later form of Messana, the Latin form of Messene. This is the name of a city on Sicily. Founded by Greek settlers as Zankle, it was renamed in honour of the Greek city of Messene in the 5th century BC.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMessene(Ancient Greek) Messana(Ancient Roman)
Surname DescendantsMessana, Messina(Italian)
Entry added April 25, 2021