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Ranked #506


Gender: Girl. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 8 (Ranked #2124).

What does the name "Melinda" mean?

Melinda (American): Black and Beautiful

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

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

D is for dream, your beacon ahead.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnilem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mliaedn". 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 "Melinda" in the U.S.?


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 first appeared 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 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melinda" is not a popular baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1957. Across the entire United States a total of 2,825 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 Melinda popular?

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

Celebrities named Melinda

Melinda Clarke

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


Melinda Messenger

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


Melinda Culea

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


Melinda Dillon

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


Melinda McGraw

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


Midajah O'Hearn

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


Past life for Melinda born Aug 14, 1994

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 Egypt approximately on 1100. Your profession was builder of houses, temples, and cathedrals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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