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Melinda

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How popular is the baby 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 442 442 0
1943 510 510 0
1944 393 393 0
1945 355 355 0
1946 484 484 0
1947 696 696 0
1948 840 840 0
1949 1,074 1,074 0
1950 1,162 1,162 0
1951 1,410 1,410 0
1952 1,517 1,517 0
1953 1,772 1,772 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 3,052 3,047 5
1961 3,512 3,505 7
1962 3,860 3,852 8
1963 3,582 3,574 8
1964 3,708 3,701 7
1965 3,806 3,799 7 #99 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 4,237 4,226 11 #93 girl name
1971 4,077 4,058 19 #85 girl name
1972 3,686 3,671 15 #81 girl name
1973 4,157 4,145 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 3,056 3,046 10 #96 girl name
1978 3,576 3,563 13 #84 girl name
1979 3,719 3,706 13 #82 girl name
1980 3,216 3,202 14 #92 girl name
1981 2,780 2,772 8
1982 2,419 2,408 11
1983 2,152 2,143 9
1984 2,237 2,228 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 303 303 0
2002 241 241 0
2003 207 207 0
2004 219 219 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 193 193 0
2012 172 172 0
2013 149 149 0
2014 165 165 0
2015 170 170 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Melinda baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135,098 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 4,226 babies. (That's a lot of baby Melindas)

According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melinda" ranks #55 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 77 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1979. Across the entire United States a total of 3,719 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.

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 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 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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Melinda

Melinda Gates
Melinda Ledbetter
Melinda May
Melinda Wilson
Melinda Loveless
Melinda Shankar

Alternative Meanings

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

L is for life, that you live so well.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

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

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Past life for Melinda born Jan 10, 2011

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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 Poland approximately on 1225. 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 solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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