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Melody

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Song Tune
  • #675 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the baby name Melody in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 7 7 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 9 9 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 13 13 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 18 18 0
1938 29 29 0
1939 22 22 0
1940 26 26 0
1941 51 51 0
1942 202 202 0
1943 195 195 0
1944 200 200 0
1945 307 307 0
1946 538 538 0
1947 759 759 0
1948 739 739 0
1949 741 741 0
1950 790 790 0
1951 888 888 0
1952 1,131 1,131 0
1953 1,294 1,294 0
1954 1,548 1,548 0
1955 1,801 1,801 0
1956 2,389 2,389 0
1957 1,996 1,991 5
1958 1,751 1,741 10
1959 1,951 1,951 0
1960 2,762 2,757 5
1961 2,280 2,272 8
1962 2,033 2,026 7
1963 2,091 2,091 0
1964 1,902 1,897 5
1965 1,673 1,664 9
1966 1,712 1,707 5
1967 1,529 1,529 0
1968 1,280 1,280 0
1969 1,257 1,248 9
1970 1,183 1,177 6
1971 1,203 1,203 0
1972 1,128 1,123 5
1973 1,130 1,123 7
1974 1,204 1,197 7
1975 1,198 1,198 0
1976 1,223 1,215 8
1977 1,371 1,371 0
1978 1,335 1,330 5
1979 1,369 1,364 5
1980 1,322 1,317 5
1981 1,185 1,176 9
1982 1,119 1,114 5
1983 1,115 1,107 8
1984 1,095 1,087 8
1985 967 967 0
1986 943 935 8
1987 911 905 6
1988 883 883 0
1989 891 882 9
1990 864 864 0
1991 850 850 0
1992 906 906 0
1993 731 731 0
1994 730 730 0
1995 708 708 0
1996 664 664 0
1997 736 736 0
1998 708 708 0
1999 627 627 0
2000 720 720 0
2001 1,079 1,079 0
2002 1,045 1,045 0
2003 1,022 1,022 0
2004 1,018 1,018 0
2005 1,037 1,037 0
2006 1,105 1,105 0
2007 1,143 1,143 0
2008 1,216 1,216 0
2009 1,447 1,447 0
2010 1,569 1,569 0
2011 1,557 1,557 0
2012 1,781 1,781 0
2013 1,852 1,852 0
2014 2,055 2,055 0
2015 2,168 2,168 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Melody baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,147 babies born with the name Melody in the United States. That's more than enough Melodies to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Melody" was in 1960 with a total of 2,757 babies. (That's a lot of baby Melodies)

According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melody" ranks #73 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nevada. Imagine that, 10 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1958. Across the entire United States a total of 1,751 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 "Melody" mean? The list below shows the origins of Melody as well as things modernly associated with the name Melody such as celebrities named Melody.

Origin and Meaning of Melody

The name "Melody" is of English origin, and it means "Song Tune". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton is a singer-songwriter and dancer specializing in hip hop, R&B, and soul music. Melody was born in 1984.

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Melody Klaver

Melody was born in 1990 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Melody Johnson

Melody was born in 1982.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Melody

Melody Definition
Melody Depp
Melody Ehsani
Melody Gardot
Melody Music
Melody Thomas Scott
Melody Hensley
Melody Barnes
Melody Patterson

Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

D is for discreet, you can keep a secret.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Ydolem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ldomye". 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 Melody born Jul 5, 1996

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 Ireland approximately on 850. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

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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