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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Melchior

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  1. (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus; usually represented as a king of Nubia
  2. United States operatic tenor (born in Denmark) noted for his Wagnerian roles (1890-1973)

Said to be of Old Persian origin.

  1. One of the Magi according to medieval Christian legend.
  2. (rather rare) A male given name.
  3. A very large wine bottle (named after the King) with the capacity of about 18 liters, equivalent to 24 standard bottles.

Melchior was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Melchior

Melchior Ndadaye was a president. He was most active from 1993 to 1993. Melchior was born on March 28th, 1953 in Ruanda-Urundi. He passed away on October 21st, 1993.


Melchior was born in 1350 in Ypres. Melchior is also known as Melcior Broderlem and Broederlam van Ieperen. He left this life in 1409.


Melchior Wathelet is a Minister-President of Wallonia and Minister-President of the Walloon Region. Melchior was born on March 6th, 1949 in Verviers.


Melchior Lengyel was a writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1907 to 1965. Melchior was given the name Lebovics Menyhért on January 12th, 1880 in Balmazújváros, Hungary. He passed away on October 23rd, 1974.


Melchior was born in 1526 in Flensburg. Melchior is also known as Lorichs and Melchior. He breathed his last breath in 1583.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Melchior

Simone was born on January 19th, 1919 in Toulon. She died on December 1st, 1990.


Ib Melchior was a writer. Ib was given the name Ib Jørgen Melchior on September 17th, 1917 in Copenhagen. He died on March 14th, 2015.


She has been prominent since 1992. Tracy was given the name Tracy Lindsey Melchior on June 22nd, 1973 in Hollywood, Florida.


Arne was born on October 22nd, 1924.


Bent was born on June 24th, 1929.


Ernst Melchior was a soccer player for the EC VSV, FK Austria Wien, FC Rouen, FC Nantes, and Austria national football team. Ernst was born on June 26th, 1920 in Villach. He died on August 5th, 1978.


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Popularity of Melchior as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Melchior U.S.
  White 92.06% 64.26%
  African American 2.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.66% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Melchior

People with the last name Melchior are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Melchior

  • How Popular is the name Melchior? Melchior is the 48,089th most popular name of all time. As a last name Melchior was the 20,172nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Melchior have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48 babies born with the first name Melchior in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melchior? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Melchior first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melchior is Tuesday, May 19th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Melchior born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melchior was in 1915 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Melchior: Your name in reverse order is Roihclem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eclrimho. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Melchior? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,322 people with the last name Melchior.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Melchior? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Melchior as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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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