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135k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Melinda

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

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188014140
188111110
188210100
188312120
1884770
188510100
188619190
1887880
188821210
188917170
189013130
1891990
189220200
189313130
189414140
189522220
189614140
189715150
189820200
189917170
190020200
190117170
190210100
190311110
190418180
1905660
190611110
190715150
190814140
190915150
191016160
1911550
191224240
191317170
191423230
191525250
191624240
191719190
191822220
191925250
192023230
192116160
192222220
192323230
192424240
192526260
192617170
192722220
192810100
192919190
193021210
193118180
193220200
193321210
193420200
193539390
193648480
193780800
19381081080
19391921920
19403023020
19413283280
19424434430
19435105100
19443933930
19453553550
19464844840
19476966960
19488418410
19491,0731,0730
19501,1621,1620
19511,4101,4100
19521,5171,5170
19531,7711,7710
19541,9571,9525
19552,4162,4115
19562,7142,7140
19572,8252,8250
19582,9372,9325
19592,8182,8117
19603,0513,0465
19613,5123,5057
19623,8603,8528
19633,5823,5748
19643,7073,7007
19653,8063,7997#100 girl name
19663,3943,38410
19673,6433,6358#95 girl name
19683,8213,8138#90 girl name
19694,0043,98915#89 girl name
19704,2364,22511#93 girl name
19714,0774,05819#85 girl name
19723,6863,67115#81 girl name
19734,1584,14612#72 girl name
19743,7663,74917#81 girl name
19753,3023,28418#91 girl name
19763,0062,99511#95 girl name
19773,0553,04510#96 girl name
19783,5763,56313#84 girl name
19793,7193,70613#82 girl name
19803,2153,20114#92 girl name
19812,7802,7728
19822,4192,40811
19832,1522,1439
19842,2382,2299
19852,1192,1145
19861,9651,9587
19871,9291,9218
19881,8891,87910
19891,5931,5867
19901,3811,3810
19911,2651,2650
19921,0861,0860
19939809800
19947707655
19956336330
19965405400
19974614610
19984144140
19994014010
20003373370
20013023020
20022412410
20032072070
20042182180
20052162160
20062522520
20072512510
20082502500
20092082080
20102272270
20111921920
20121721720
20131481480
20141651650

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 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melinda" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Washington. Imagine that, 45 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 3,006 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

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

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 region near the Rockies? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Melinda

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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Past life for Melinda born Jun 6, 1964

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 Northern England approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

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.

Name poster for Melinda

Name poster for Melinda(click to save the high quality version)

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