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Popularity
234k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Melanie

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1886880
1887660
1889770
1891660
1892880
1893550
189410100
1895770
1897770
189811110
1899990
190013130
1901660
1903550
1904770
1905770
1906880
190712120
190811110
190910100
1910880
1911990
191220200
191312120
1914880
191520200
191614140
191715150
191822220
191917170
192026260
192116160
192218180
192312120
192413130
192515150
192620200
192727270
192820200
192917170
193013130
193117170
193216160
193317170
1934990
1935990
193613130
193739390
193853530
193957570
19402002000
19413083080
19423883880
19434064060
19443083080
19453353350
19464104100
19475205200
19489559550
19491,1991,1990
19501,0271,0270
19511,0061,0060
19521,3491,3490
19531,4251,4250
19541,8621,8620
19552,6552,6550
19562,6992,6927
19572,4772,4716
19582,5332,5330
19592,8272,8270
19603,6683,6617
19613,7593,7536
19624,2834,2830
19634,2774,2689
19643,9573,94215
19653,1243,1159
19663,0563,0506
19673,1103,1100
19683,6573,64413#94 girl name
19693,9313,9256#92 girl name
19704,3444,33113#91 girl name
19715,1515,14011#66 girl name
19726,3186,29424#42 girl name
19736,0986,07919#43 girl name
19745,5025,48319#51 girl name
19755,3815,36714#52 girl name
19765,2585,24018#53 girl name
19775,3865,36917#53 girl name
19785,0114,99516#54 girl name
19795,0475,02324#53 girl name
19804,8654,84421#60 girl name
19814,4834,47112#66 girl name
19824,2664,25214#66 girl name
19833,5693,55118#79 girl name
19843,5363,51521#85 girl name
19853,1483,13018#88 girl name
19862,9782,9717#97 girl name
19872,7512,7438
19882,8412,82813#100 girl name
19893,6493,62821#88 girl name
19903,8313,81219#86 girl name
19913,5863,57610#97 girl name
19923,3683,35513#98 girl name
19932,9952,9869
19942,6862,6806
19952,6552,64510
19962,6722,6648
19972,5312,5229
19982,4592,4590
19992,6572,6498
20002,9802,96713
20012,9182,9117
20023,4893,4827#94 girl name
20033,5553,5478#93 girl name
20043,5953,57916#89 girl name
20053,5063,49511#92 girl name
20064,0414,0329#85 girl name
20074,0103,99515#81 girl name
20083,7193,7118#85 girl name
20093,4813,4810#93 girl name
20103,4853,4850#82 girl name
20113,2893,2845#89 girl name
20123,4623,4620#77 girl name
20133,4643,4640#84 girl name
20143,6873,6816#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 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melanie" ranks #57 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 181 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 2011. Across the entire United States a total of 3,289 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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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 lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

I is for interest, you show in others.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Einalem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eailmne". 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 Jan 3, 1976

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 France approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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