Type Settlement
Pronounced Pron. mehs-SEE-na(Italian)
meh-SEE-nə(English)
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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