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since 1880

Melanie

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Black
  • #312 All Time
  • #79 in 2014
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2k Melania (Greek)
1k Melaney (Greek)

How popular is the name "Melanie" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1886 8 8 0
1887 6 6 0
1889 7 7 0
1891 6 6 0
1892 8 8 0
1893 5 5 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 7 7 0
1897 7 7 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 9 9 0
1900 13 13 0
1901 6 6 0
1903 5 5 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 7 7 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 12 12 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 10 10 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 12 12 0
1914 8 8 0
1915 20 20 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 15 15 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 17 17 0
1920 26 26 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 18 18 0
1923 12 12 0
1924 13 13 0
1925 15 15 0
1926 20 20 0
1927 27 27 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 17 17 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 17 17 0
1934 9 9 0
1935 9 9 0
1936 13 13 0
1937 39 39 0
1938 53 53 0
1939 57 57 0
1940 200 200 0
1941 308 308 0
1942 388 388 0
1943 406 406 0
1944 308 308 0
1945 335 335 0
1946 410 410 0
1947 520 520 0
1948 955 955 0
1949 1,199 1,199 0
1950 1,027 1,027 0
1951 1,006 1,006 0
1952 1,349 1,349 0
1953 1,425 1,425 0
1954 1,862 1,862 0
1955 2,655 2,655 0
1956 2,699 2,692 7
1957 2,477 2,471 6
1958 2,533 2,533 0
1959 2,827 2,827 0
1960 3,668 3,661 7
1961 3,759 3,753 6
1962 4,283 4,283 0
1963 4,277 4,268 9
1964 3,957 3,942 15
1965 3,124 3,115 9
1966 3,056 3,050 6
1967 3,110 3,110 0
1968 3,657 3,644 13 #94 girl name
1969 3,931 3,925 6 #92 girl name
1970 4,344 4,331 13 #91 girl name
1971 5,151 5,140 11 #66 girl name
1972 6,318 6,294 24 #42 girl name
1973 6,098 6,079 19 #43 girl name
1974 5,502 5,483 19 #51 girl name
1975 5,381 5,367 14 #52 girl name
1976 5,258 5,240 18 #53 girl name
1977 5,386 5,369 17 #53 girl name
1978 5,011 4,995 16 #54 girl name
1979 5,047 5,023 24 #53 girl name
1980 4,865 4,844 21 #60 girl name
1981 4,483 4,471 12 #66 girl name
1982 4,266 4,252 14 #66 girl name
1983 3,569 3,551 18 #79 girl name
1984 3,536 3,515 21 #85 girl name
1985 3,148 3,130 18 #88 girl name
1986 2,978 2,971 7 #97 girl name
1987 2,751 2,743 8
1988 2,841 2,828 13 #100 girl name
1989 3,649 3,628 21 #88 girl name
1990 3,831 3,812 19 #86 girl name
1991 3,586 3,576 10 #97 girl name
1992 3,368 3,355 13 #98 girl name
1993 2,995 2,986 9
1994 2,686 2,680 6
1995 2,655 2,645 10
1996 2,672 2,664 8
1997 2,531 2,522 9
1998 2,459 2,459 0
1999 2,657 2,649 8
2000 2,980 2,967 13
2001 2,918 2,911 7
2002 3,489 3,482 7 #94 girl name
2003 3,555 3,547 8 #93 girl name
2004 3,595 3,579 16 #89 girl name
2005 3,506 3,495 11 #92 girl name
2006 4,041 4,032 9 #85 girl name
2007 4,010 3,995 15 #81 girl name
2008 3,719 3,711 8 #85 girl name
2009 3,481 3,481 0 #93 girl name
2010 3,485 3,485 0 #82 girl name
2011 3,289 3,284 5 #89 girl name
2012 3,462 3,462 0 #77 girl name
2013 3,464 3,464 0 #84 girl name
2014 3,687 3,681 6 #79 girl name

Want to know about the populiarty of Melanie? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 234,149 babies born with the name Melanie in the United States. That's more than enough Melanies to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Melanie" was in 1972 with a total of 6,294 babies. (That's a lot of baby Melanies)

According to the 1974 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melanie" ranks #49 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 148 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1974. Across the entire United States a total of 5,502 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Melanie popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Melanie" mean? The list below shows the origins of Melanie as well as things modernly associated with the name Melanie such as celebrities named Melanie.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Melanie

The name "Melanie" is of Greek origin, and it means "Black". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Melanie Griffith

Melanie Griffith is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to present. Melanie was born in 1957 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Mélanie Laurent

Mélanie Laurent is an actress, model, singer, and writer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Mélanie was born in 1983 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.

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Melanie Sykes

Melanie Sykes is a television/radio presenter and model. Melanie was born in 1970 as Melanie Ann Sykes in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England.

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Melanie Lynskey

Melanie Lynskey is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Melanie was born in 1977 as Melanie Jayne Lynskey in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

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Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown is a singer, songwriter, dancer, and actress specializing in R&B, hip hop, pop, and dance-pop music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1994 to present. Melanie was born in 1975 as Melanie Janine Brown in Harehills, Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

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Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona is a singer-songwriter specializing in R&B, soul, jazz, and reggae music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Melanie was born in 1983 as Melanie Fiona Hallim in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

L is for love, your love of life!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

I is for ideals, no higher!

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

Your name in reverse order is "Einalem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Enimael". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Melanie born Nov 23, 1969

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 600. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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