🔼The name Melea in the Bible
The name Melea (or rather Meleas in Greek) occurs only once in the Bible. The evangelist Luke mentions him in his genealogy of Christ, as the father of Eliakim and the son of Menna, the great-grandson of king David through Nathan (Luke 3:31).
🔼Etymology of the name Melea
The genealogy of David through Nathan isn't contained in the Old Testament but we can be sure that Meleas is a Greek transliteration of a Hebrew name. And the origin of that Hebrew name most probably can be traced to the following word cluster:
The name Melea would spell in Hebrew probably as מלוא and has probably to do with the verb מלא (male'), meaning to be full. In that case, the name Melea would mean Fullness or Fulfilment.