Melinda

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135k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Melinda

"Melinda" is a name of American origin, and it means "Black and Beautiful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Coined in the eighteenth century from names such as Melanie and Melissa +‎ -inda.

  1. A female given name.

Melinda was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian

Notable Persons Named Melinda

Melinda Gates is a co-chair, operator of bill & melinda gates foundation, bill & melinda gates foundation, and operator ofbill & melinda gates foundation. Melinda was given the name Melinda Ann French on August 15th, 1964 in Dallas, Texas, U.S.

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Melinda Clarke is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1989. Melinda was given the name Melinda Patrice Clarke on April 24th, 1969 in Dana Point, California, U.S. Melinda is also known as Mindy Clarke.

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Melinda Dillon is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1963. Melinda was given the name Melinda Rose Dillon on October 13th, 1939 in Hope, Arkansas, U.S.

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Mindy Cohn is an actress, comedian, singer, and actor. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Mindy was given the name Melinda Heather Cohn on May 20th, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Melinda Ledbetter is a manager of brian wilson, brian wilson, and manager ofbrian wilson. She has been prominent since 1990. Melinda was given the name Melinda Kae Ledbetter on October 3rd, 1946. Melinda is also known as Melinda Wilson.

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Wendy was given the name Melinda Lou Thomas by her parent Dave Thomas (businessman) on September 14th, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio, US. Wendy is also known as Melinda Lou "Wendy" Morse and Melinda Lou Morse.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Melinda

Jacobs was born on August 2nd, 1967.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 14 14 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 10 10 0
1883 12 12 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 10 10 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 21 21 0
1889 17 17 0
1890 13 13 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 13 13 0
1894 14 14 0
1895 22 22 0
1896 14 14 0
1897 15 15 0
1898 20 20 0
1899 17 17 0
1900 20 20 0
1901 17 17 0
1902 10 10 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 18 18 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 11 11 0
1907 15 15 0
1908 14 14 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 16 16 0
1911 5 5 0
1912 24 24 0
1913 17 17 0
1914 23 23 0
1915 25 25 0
1916 24 24 0
1917 19 19 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 25 25 0
1920 23 23 0
1921 16 16 0
1922 22 22 0
1923 23 23 0
1924 24 24 0
1925 26 26 0
1926 17 17 0
1927 22 22 0
1928 10 10 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 18 18 0
1932 20 20 0
1933 21 21 0
1934 20 20 0
1935 39 39 0
1936 48 48 0
1937 80 80 0
1938 108 108 0
1939 192 192 0
1940 302 302 0
1941 328 328 0
1942 442 442 0
1943 510 510 0
1944 393 393 0
1945 355 355 0
1946 484 484 0
1947 696 696 0
1948 840 840 0
1949 1,074 1,074 0
1950 1,162 1,162 0
1951 1,411 1,411 0
1952 1,515 1,515 0
1953 1,772 1,772 0
1954 1,957 1,952 5
1955 2,416 2,411 5
1956 2,713 2,713 0
1957 2,825 2,825 0
1958 2,939 2,934 5
1959 2,817 2,810 7
1960 3,052 3,047 5
1961 3,512 3,505 7
1962 3,859 3,851 8
1963 3,583 3,575 8
1964 3,708 3,701 7
1965 3,806 3,799 7 #99 girl name
1966 3,393 3,383 10
1967 3,644 3,636 8 #95 girl name
1968 3,821 3,813 8 #90 girl name
1969 4,004 3,989 15 #89 girl name
1970 4,236 4,225 11 #93 girl name
1971 4,076 4,057 19 #85 girl name
1972 3,686 3,671 15 #81 girl name
1973 4,157 4,145 12 #72 girl name
1974 3,766 3,749 17 #81 girl name
1975 3,302 3,284 18 #91 girl name
1976 3,006 2,995 11 #95 girl name
1977 3,056 3,046 10 #96 girl name
1978 3,576 3,563 13 #84 girl name
1979 3,719 3,706 13 #82 girl name
1980 3,217 3,202 15 #92 girl name
1981 2,781 2,773 8
1982 2,419 2,408 11
1983 2,152 2,143 9
1984 2,237 2,228 9
1985 2,119 2,114 5
1986 1,965 1,958 7
1987 1,929 1,921 8
1988 1,889 1,879 10
1989 1,593 1,586 7
1990 1,381 1,381 0
1991 1,266 1,266 0
1992 1,085 1,085 0
1993 980 980 0
1994 770 765 5
1995 633 633 0
1996 540 540 0
1997 461 461 0
1998 414 414 0
1999 401 401 0
2000 337 337 0
2001 303 303 0
2002 242 242 0
2003 207 207 0
2004 219 219 0
2005 216 216 0
2006 252 252 0
2007 251 251 0
2008 250 250 0
2009 208 208 0
2010 227 227 0
2011 193 193 0
2012 172 172 0
2013 149 149 0
2014 165 165 0
2015 172 172 0
2016 138 138 0

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Popularity of Melinda as a first name

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Common last names for Melinda

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Fun Facts about the name Melinda

  • How Popular is the name Melinda? Melinda is the 518th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Melinda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 135,238 babies born with the first name Melinda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melinda to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melinda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
  • When was Melinda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melinda is Friday, May 14th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Melinda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melinda was in 1970 with a total of 4,225 babies. That's a lot of babies named Melinda!
  • Random Melinda Factoid: According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melinda ranks 70th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 11 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1983.
  • Weird things about the name Melinda: Your name in reverse order is Adnilem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emalnid. 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).
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