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Ranked #312


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #197).

What does the name "Melanie" mean?

Melanie (Greek): Black

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

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for nice, need I say more?

I is for intense, your zest of living.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Einalem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ielanem". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melanie" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 118 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2000. Across the entire United States a total of 2,980 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Melanie popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Melanie in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Melanie

Melanie Griffith

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


Mélanie Laurent

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


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.


Melanie Lynskey

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


Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown is a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, model, presenter, television personality, and author 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.


Melanie Fiona

Melanie Fiona is a singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Melanie was born in 1983 as Melanie Fiona Hallim in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Past life for Melanie born Jun 26, 1941

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1150. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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