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90k
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since 1880
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855
in the U.S.
in 2010

Melody

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 7 7 0
1920 5 5 0
1922 5 5 0
1924 7 7 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 9 9 0
1929 10 10 0
1930 17 17 0
1931 10 10 0
1932 11 11 0
1933 13 13 0
1934 16 16 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 18 18 0
1938 29 29 0
1939 22 22 0
1940 26 26 0
1941 51 51 0
1942 202 202 0
1943 195 195 0
1944 200 200 0
1945 307 307 0
1946 538 538 0
1947 759 759 0
1948 739 739 0
1949 741 741 0
1950 790 790 0
1951 888 888 0
1952 1,131 1,131 0
1953 1,294 1,294 0
1954 1,548 1,548 0
1955 1,801 1,801 0
1956 2,389 2,389 0
1957 1,996 1,991 5
1958 1,751 1,741 10
1959 1,951 1,951 0
1960 2,762 2,757 5
1961 2,280 2,272 8
1962 2,033 2,026 7
1963 2,091 2,091 0
1964 1,902 1,897 5
1965 1,673 1,664 9
1966 1,712 1,707 5
1967 1,529 1,529 0
1968 1,280 1,280 0
1969 1,257 1,248 9
1970 1,183 1,177 6
1971 1,203 1,203 0
1972 1,128 1,123 5
1973 1,130 1,123 7
1974 1,204 1,197 7
1975 1,198 1,198 0
1976 1,223 1,215 8
1977 1,371 1,371 0
1978 1,335 1,330 5
1979 1,369 1,364 5
1980 1,322 1,317 5
1981 1,185 1,176 9
1982 1,119 1,114 5
1983 1,115 1,107 8
1984 1,095 1,087 8
1985 967 967 0
1986 943 935 8
1987 911 905 6
1988 883 883 0
1989 891 882 9
1990 864 864 0
1991 850 850 0
1992 906 906 0
1993 731 731 0
1994 730 730 0
1995 708 708 0
1996 664 664 0
1997 736 736 0
1998 708 708 0
1999 627 627 0
2000 720 720 0
2001 1,079 1,079 0
2002 1,045 1,045 0
2003 1,022 1,022 0
2004 1,018 1,018 0
2005 1,037 1,037 0
2006 1,105 1,105 0
2007 1,143 1,143 0
2008 1,216 1,216 0
2009 1,447 1,447 0
2010 1,569 1,569 0
2011 1,557 1,557 0
2012 1,781 1,781 0
2013 1,852 1,852 0
2014 2,055 2,055 0
2015 2,168 2,168 0

Fun Facts about the name Melody

  • How many people with the first name Melody have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 90,147 babies born with the first name Melody in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melody to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melody? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Melody first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melody is Tuesday, January 1st, 1895.
  • What year had the most people named Melody born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melody was in 1960 with a total of 2,757 babies. That's a lot of babies named Melody!
  • Random Melody Factoid: According to the 1954 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melody ranks 75th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 12 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1954.
  • Weird things about the name Melody: Your name in reverse order is Ydolem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdyeol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Melody? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 855 people with the last name Melody.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Melody? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Melody as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Melody as a first name

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Popularity of Melody as a last name

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Common last names for Melody

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  • Jones
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Moore
  • Martin
  • Thompson
  • King

Common first names for Melody

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Melody U.S.
  White 92.63% 64.26%
  African American 1.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.81% 16.26%

Of Last Name Melody

People with the last name Melody are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

English

Origin and Meaning of Melody

The name "Melody" is of English origin, and it means "Song Tune". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mel"o*dy
Senses
  1. A sweet or agreeable succession of sounds."Lulled with sound of sweetest melody." [Shak.]
  2. [Mus] A rhythmical succession of single tones, ranging for the most part within a given key, and so related together as to form a musical whole, having the unity of what is technically called a musical thought, at once pleasing to the ear and characteristic in expression.
  3. The air or tune of a musical piece.
    synonyms: See Harmony.

Note: Melody consists in a succession of single tones; harmony is a consonance or agreement of tones, also a succession of consonant musical combinations or chords.

Etymology: OE. melodie, F. mélodie, L. melodia, fr. Gr. � a singing, choral song, fr. � musical, melodious; me`los song, tune + � song. See Ode

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
  2. A succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence

From the noun melody; in regular use since the 20th century.

  1. A female given name.

Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton is a singer-songwriter and dancer specializing in hip hop, R&B, and soul music. Melody was born in 1984.

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Melody Klaver

Melody was born in 1990 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Melody Johnson

Melody was born in 1982.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Melody

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What does the name Melody mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Lis for love, your love of life!

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Dis for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Yis for youthful, your eternal look.

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