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88k
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Melody

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

How popular is the 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
1921 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 1,130 1,130 0
1953 1,295 1,295 0
1954 1,547 1,547 0
1955 1,801 1,801 0
1956 2,388 2,388 0
1957 1,996 1,991 5
1958 1,751 1,741 10
1959 1,952 1,952 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 1,104 1,104 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 1,556 1,556 0
2012 1,779 1,779 0
2013 1,849 1,849 0
2014 2,048 2,048 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Melody? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,969 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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melody" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, 453 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of 2,048 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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Where is the name Melody popular?

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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.

English

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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Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

L is for loyalty, that you show.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

D is for delight, a surprise from within.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Ydolem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Mleody". 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 Feb 28, 1969

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 Australia approximately on 1675. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

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 lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Melody

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