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Melba

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35k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Melba

"Melba" is a name 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)
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  1. A city/town in Idaho.

Notable Persons Named Melba

She was most prominent from 1966 to present. Melba was given the name Beatrice Melba Hill on October 29th, 1945 in New York City.

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Melba was given the name Melba Joy Pattillo on December 7th, 1941.

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Melba Montgomery is a country music and pop music singing and songwriter. She was most prominent from 1963 to 1963. Melba was born Melba Montgomery on October 14th, 1938.

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Melba Liston was a jazz musician. Melba was born on January 13th, 1926 in Kansas City, MO, USA. She left this life on April 23rd, 1999.

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Melba was born in 1929 in Fairfax, Virginia. She breathed her last breath on June 25th, 1990.

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Melba Phillips was a scientist. Melba was born on February 1st, 1907 in Hazleton, Indiana. She left this life on November 8th, 2004.

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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 772 772 0
1935 758 758 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 393 393 0
1951 423 423 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
2016 10 10 0

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Popularity of Melba as a first 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

Fun Facts about the name Melba

  • How Popular is the name Melba? Melba is the 1,244th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Melba have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 34,883 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 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melba ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 20 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1917.
  • 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 Malbe. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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