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since 1880

Melinda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: American
  • Meaning: Black and Beautiful
  • #506 All Time
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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 14 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 12 12 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 21 21 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 13 13 0
1894 14 14 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 15 15 0
1898 20 20 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 20 20 0
1901 17 17 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 18 18 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 15 15 0
1908 14 14 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 24 24 0
1913 17 17 0
1914 23 23 0
1915 25 25 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 25 25 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 22 22 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 24 24 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 17 17 0
1927 22 22 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 20 20 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 20 20 0
1935 39 39 0
1936 48 48 0
1937 80 80 0
1938 108 108 0
1939 192 192 0
1940 302 302 0
1941 328 328 0
1942 443 443 0
1943 510 510 0
1944 393 393 0
1945 355 355 0
1946 484 484 0
1947 696 696 0
1948 841 841 0
1949 1,073 1,073 0
1950 1,162 1,162 0
1951 1,410 1,410 0
1952 1,517 1,517 0
1953 1,771 1,771 0
1954 1,957 1,952 5
1955 2,416 2,411 5
1956 2,714 2,714 0
1957 2,825 2,825 0
1958 2,937 2,932 5
1959 2,818 2,811 7
1960 3,051 3,046 5
1961 3,512 3,505 7
1962 3,860 3,852 8
1963 3,582 3,574 8
1964 3,707 3,700 7
1965 3,806 3,799 7 #100 girl name
1966 3,394 3,384 10
1967 3,643 3,635 8 #95 girl name
1968 3,821 3,813 8 #90 girl name
1969 4,004 3,989 15 #89 girl name
1970 4,236 4,225 11 #93 girl name
1971 4,077 4,058 19 #85 girl name
1972 3,686 3,671 15 #81 girl name
1973 4,158 4,146 12 #72 girl name
1974 3,766 3,749 17 #81 girl name
1975 3,302 3,284 18 #91 girl name
1976 3,006 2,995 11 #95 girl name
1977 3,055 3,045 10 #96 girl name
1978 3,576 3,563 13 #84 girl name
1979 3,719 3,706 13 #82 girl name
1980 3,215 3,201 14 #92 girl name
1981 2,780 2,772 8
1982 2,419 2,408 11
1983 2,152 2,143 9
1984 2,238 2,229 9
1985 2,119 2,114 5
1986 1,965 1,958 7
1987 1,929 1,921 8
1988 1,889 1,879 10
1989 1,593 1,586 7
1990 1,381 1,381 0
1991 1,265 1,265 0
1992 1,086 1,086 0
1993 980 980 0
1994 770 765 5
1995 633 633 0
1996 540 540 0
1997 461 461 0
1998 414 414 0
1999 401 401 0
2000 337 337 0
2001 302 302 0
2002 241 241 0
2003 207 207 0
2004 218 218 0
2005 216 216 0
2006 252 252 0
2007 251 251 0
2008 250 250 0
2009 208 208 0
2010 227 227 0
2011 192 192 0
2012 172 172 0
2013 148 148 0
2014 165 165 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Melinda? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 134,921 babies born with the name Melinda in the United States. That's more than enough Melindas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 14 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Melinda" was in 1970 with a total of 4,225 babies. (That's a lot of baby Melindas)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melinda" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 49 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 3,643 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 "Melinda" mean? The list below shows the origins of Melinda as well as things modernly associated with the name Melinda such as celebrities named Melinda.

American

Origin and Meaning of Melinda

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

Melinda Clarke

Melinda Clarke is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1989 to present. Melinda was born in 1969 as Melinda Patrice Clarke in Dana Point, California, U.S.

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Melinda Messenger

Melinda Messenger is a presenterformer glamour model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Melinda was born in 1971 as Melinda Jane Messenger in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.

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Melinda Culea

Melinda Culea is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1979 to present. Melinda was born in 1955 in Western Springs, Illinois, U.S.

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Melinda Dillon

Melinda Dillon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1963 to present. Melinda was born in 1939 as Melinda Rose Dillon in Hope, Arkansas, U.S.

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Melinda McGraw

Melinda was born in 1963 as Melinda Leigh McGraw in Nicosia, Cyprus.

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Midajah O'Hearn

Midajah O'Hearn is a professional wrestler. Midajah was born in 1970 as Melinda Midajah McCullum in Seattle, Washington.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for lively, your life is full of energy!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Adnilem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eimldan". 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 Melinda born Aug 16, 2001

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 Central India approximately on 1275. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

Name poster for Melinda

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