Meltem

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Turkish
Meaning: “sea breeze; sea wind.”
(MEL-tehm)

The name is derived from the Turkish word used to describe the annual winds felt on the Aegean. They are dry North winds which blow from Mid-May to September and are hence associated with the summer months.

Sources

  1. http://turkishnamesfromturkey.blogspot.com/2009/03/m-turkish-girl-names-m.html
  2. http://www.behindthename.com/name/meltem
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etesian
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