Melia

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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Melia

"Melia" is a name of English origin, and it means "Work". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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  1. Type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash

Notable Persons Named Melia

Melia Watras is a classical music violist, professor, and viola. She plays Viola.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Melia

Jimmy Melia is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., Southampton F.C., Aldershot F.C., Crewe Alexandra F.C., and England national football team. Jimmy was born on November 1st, 1937 in Liverpool, England.

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Tim Melia is a soccer player for the Sporting Kansas City, State University of New York at Oneonta, Lynn University, Long Island Rough Riders, Rochester Rhinos, Real Salt Lake, Charleston Battery, F.C. New York, and Chivas USA. Tim was born on May 15th, 1986 in Great River, New York, United States.

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Joe was born on January 23rd, 1935. He died on October 20th, 2012.

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Michael Melia is an actor. Michael was born in Berkshire.

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Fulvio Melia is a in the field of astrophysics. Fulvio was born on August 2nd, 1956 in Gorizia.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1890 8 8 0
1891 5 5 0
1907 6 6 0
1910 5 5 0
1911 7 7 0
1912 6 6 0
1913 8 8 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 5 5 0
1916 7 7 0
1918 6 6 0
1921 8 8 0
1922 11 11 0
1923 10 10 0
1925 5 5 0
1929 5 5 0
1930 5 5 0
1932 7 7 0
1938 5 5 0
1939 5 5 0
1942 6 6 0
1950 7 7 0
1954 11 11 0
1955 42 42 0
1956 43 43 0
1957 35 35 0
1958 27 27 0
1959 24 24 0
1960 18 18 0
1961 17 17 0
1962 24 24 0
1963 30 30 0
1964 24 24 0
1965 18 18 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 20 20 0
1968 19 19 0
1969 29 29 0
1970 30 30 0
1971 26 26 0
1972 27 27 0
1973 33 33 0
1974 38 38 0
1975 30 30 0
1976 32 32 0
1977 38 38 0
1978 41 41 0
1979 46 46 0
1980 44 44 0
1981 48 48 0
1982 52 52 0
1983 46 46 0
1984 39 39 0
1985 38 38 0
1986 34 34 0
1987 42 42 0
1988 65 65 0
1989 40 40 0
1990 40 40 0
1991 61 61 0
1992 42 42 0
1993 44 44 0
1994 74 74 0
1995 62 62 0
1996 76 76 0
1997 52 52 0
1998 76 76 0
1999 83 83 0
2000 124 124 0
2001 127 127 0
2002 131 131 0
2003 160 160 0
2004 175 175 0
2005 165 165 0
2006 198 198 0
2007 181 181 0
2008 163 163 0
2009 171 171 0
2010 166 166 0
2011 146 146 0
2012 137 137 0
2013 116 116 0
2014 117 117 0
2015 127 127 0
2016 117 117 0
2017 106 106 0

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Popularity of Melia as a first name

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Popularity of Melia as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Melia U.S.
  White 71.82% 64.26%
  African American 1.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 23.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Melia

People with the last name Melia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Melia

  • What name lists does Melia rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Melia? Melia is the 3,998th most popular name of all time. As a last name Melia was the 12,395th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Melia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,570 babies born with the first name Melia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melia 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 Melia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Melia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melia is Friday, February 27th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Melia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melia was in 2006 with a total of 198 babies.
  • Random Melia Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melia ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 13 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Melia: Your name in reverse order is Ailem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaelm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Melia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,509 people with the last name Melia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Melia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Melia as their last name since less than 1 person in 118k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
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