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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Melani mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Melani

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  • According to a user from Michigan, United States, the name Melani is of Serbian origin and means "Gift of god; First daughter; The name of the Zulu tribal leader sometimes compared to Attila the Hun. Shaka shaped an amalgamation of tribes into the great Zulu nation in the early 19th century. (Zulu)".
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Alt. Meaning

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for accountable, someone to be counted on

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

Notable Persons Named Melani

Melani Nanai is a rugby player. Melani was born on August 3rd, 1993 in Apia.

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Melani was born on April 24th, 1989 in Palma, Majorca. Melani is also known as Costa Schmid and Melanie Felicitas.

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Melani was born on November 14th, 1991 in Brazil.

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Melani Concepción is an athlete for the SD Eibar (women).

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Melani

Atto was born on March 30th, 1626. He passed away on January 4th, 1714.

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Alessandro was born on February 4th, 1639 in Pistoia. He left this life on October 3rd, 1703.

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Kenneth was born in 1954 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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Jacopo was born on July 6th, 1623 in Pistoia. He passed away on August 18th, 1676.

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Giuseppe was born on August 13th, 1673. He left this life on November 7th, 1747.

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Andrea Melani is an athlete for the Juventus F.C. Youth Sector.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1947 5 5 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 8 8 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 15 15 0
1954 12 12 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 22 22 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 30 30 0
1959 33 33 0
1960 28 28 0
1961 35 35 0
1962 44 44 0
1963 41 41 0
1964 45 45 0
1965 31 31 0
1966 33 33 0
1967 38 38 0
1968 34 34 0
1969 38 38 0
1970 31 31 0
1971 62 62 0
1972 61 61 0
1973 50 50 0
1974 49 49 0
1975 57 57 0
1976 58 58 0
1977 51 51 0
1978 42 42 0
1979 50 50 0
1980 62 62 0
1981 30 30 0
1982 41 41 0
1983 29 29 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 17 17 0
1986 18 18 0
1987 37 37 0
1988 38 38 0
1989 43 43 0
1990 37 37 0
1991 43 43 0
1992 33 33 0
1993 26 26 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 41 41 0
1999 53 53 0
2000 66 66 0
2001 71 71 0
2002 98 98 0
2003 116 116 0
2004 114 114 0
2005 126 126 0
2006 179 179 0
2007 163 163 0
2008 170 170 0
2009 142 142 0
2010 134 134 0
2011 108 108 0
2012 141 141 0
2013 100 100 0
2014 129 129 0
2015 120 120 0
2016 146 146 0
2017 164 164 0

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Popularity of Melani as a first name

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Popularity of Melani as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Melani U.S.
  White 92.89% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.54% 16.26%

Of Last Name Melani

People with the last name Melani are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Melani

  • How Popular is the name Melani? Melani is the 4,310th most popular name of all time. As a last name Melani was the 93,125th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Melani have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,046 babies born with the first name Melani in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melani to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melani? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1947 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Melani first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melani is Sunday, February 9th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Melani born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melani was in 2006 with a total of 179 babies.
  • Random Melani Factoid: According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melani is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Melani: Your name in reverse order is Inalem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nimlae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Melani? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 197 people with the last name Melani.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Melani? Melani is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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