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First Name
35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010

Melba

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1893 7 7 0
1894 15 15 0
1895 19 19 0
1896 33 33 0
1897 36 36 0
1898 60 60 0
1899 46 46 0
1900 44 44 0
1901 36 36 0
1902 35 35 0
1903 45 45 0
1904 61 61 0
1905 102 102 0
1906 98 98 0
1907 113 113 0
1908 106 106 0
1909 123 123 0
1910 160 160 0
1911 146 146 0
1912 218 218 0
1913 274 274 0
1914 352 352 0
1915 493 493 0
1916 581 581 0
1917 701 701 0
1918 822 822 0
1919 791 791 0
1920 907 907 0
1921 919 910 9
1922 929 929 0
1923 922 922 0
1924 1,003 998 5
1925 938 938 0
1926 917 917 0
1927 898 892 6
1928 868 868 0
1929 823 818 5
1930 862 862 0
1931 779 771 8
1932 872 872 0
1933 780 775 5
1934 773 773 0
1935 757 757 0
1936 728 721 7
1937 789 789 0
1938 850 850 0
1939 781 781 0
1940 731 731 0
1941 722 715 7
1942 648 648 0
1943 597 597 0
1944 565 565 0
1945 503 503 0
1946 529 529 0
1947 522 522 0
1948 453 453 0
1949 427 427 0
1950 394 394 0
1951 422 422 0
1952 368 368 0
1953 460 460 0
1954 439 439 0
1955 404 404 0
1956 357 357 0
1957 388 388 0
1958 294 294 0
1959 265 265 0
1960 255 255 0
1961 237 237 0
1962 188 188 0
1963 184 184 0
1964 141 141 0
1965 144 144 0
1966 125 125 0
1967 104 104 0
1968 82 82 0
1969 77 77 0
1970 94 94 0
1971 87 87 0
1972 113 113 0
1973 85 85 0
1974 65 65 0
1975 69 69 0
1976 64 64 0
1977 51 51 0
1978 61 61 0
1979 47 47 0
1980 46 46 0
1981 40 40 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 36 36 0
1984 28 28 0
1985 18 18 0
1986 28 28 0
1987 35 35 0
1988 23 23 0
1989 22 22 0
1990 23 23 0
1991 18 18 0
1992 17 17 0
1993 10 10 0
1994 16 16 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 9 9 0
1997 8 8 0
1998 9 9 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 17 17 0
2001 6 6 0
2002 7 7 0
2004 8 8 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 6 6 0
2013 5 5 0
2014 5 5 0

Fun Facts about the name Melba

  • How many people with the first name Melba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,873 babies born with the first name Melba in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melba to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melba? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1893 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Melba first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melba is Tuesday, September 21st, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Melba born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melba was in 1924 with a total of 998 babies.
  • Random Melba Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melba ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 65 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Melba: Your name in reverse order is Ablem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Belma. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Melba as a last name

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Common last names for Melba

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Martin
  • Hall
  • Taylor
  • Jackson
  • Lewis
  • Hill
  • Thompson

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Melba" mean? The list below shows the origins of Melba as well as things modernly associated with the name Melba such as celebrities named Melba.

English

Origin and Meaning of Melba

The name "Melba" is of English origin, and it means "Adapted from the name of the city of Melbourne in Australia". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Australian operatic soprano (1861-1931)
  1. A city/town in Idaho.

Other Inspirations for the Name Melba

Melba Acosta
Melba Moore
Melba Pattillo Beals
Melba Sauce
Melba Toast
Melba Toast Calories
Melba Idaho

What does the name Melba mean?

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Lis for luster, your shine.

Bis for beacon, you extend your friendly hand.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

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