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Melva

First Name
14k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Melva

"Melva" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "Gentle lady". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Notable Persons Named Melva

Melva was born on August 22nd, 1924. She passed away on March 2nd, 2010.

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Melva was born in 1903. She breathed her last breath in 1997.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1883 5 5 0
1887 8 8 0
1888 11 11 0
1889 10 10 0
1890 12 12 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 20 20 0
1893 10 10 0
1894 12 12 0
1895 16 16 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 16 16 0
1898 17 17 0
1899 21 21 0
1900 23 23 0
1901 25 25 0
1902 29 29 0
1903 36 36 0
1904 39 39 0
1905 45 45 0
1906 37 37 0
1907 51 51 0
1908 54 54 0
1909 45 45 0
1910 71 71 0
1911 57 57 0
1912 106 106 0
1913 117 117 0
1914 135 135 0
1915 207 207 0
1916 225 225 0
1917 220 220 0
1918 206 206 0
1919 241 241 0
1920 279 279 0
1921 283 283 0
1922 240 240 0
1923 291 291 0
1924 288 288 0
1925 276 276 0
1926 271 263 8
1927 285 285 0
1928 276 276 0
1929 300 300 0
1930 258 258 0
1931 277 277 0
1932 296 296 0
1933 244 244 0
1934 246 246 0
1935 276 276 0
1936 274 274 0
1937 300 300 0
1938 313 308 5
1939 285 280 5
1940 296 290 6
1941 268 262 6
1942 264 264 0
1943 283 283 0
1944 220 220 0
1945 233 233 0
1946 224 224 0
1947 247 247 0
1948 210 210 0
1949 235 235 0
1950 218 218 0
1951 253 253 0
1952 223 223 0
1953 210 210 0
1954 206 206 0
1955 193 193 0
1956 201 201 0
1957 185 185 0
1958 164 164 0
1959 124 124 0
1960 149 149 0
1961 123 123 0
1962 123 123 0
1963 101 101 0
1964 107 107 0
1965 110 110 0
1966 96 96 0
1967 79 79 0
1968 68 68 0
1969 85 85 0
1970 57 57 0
1971 88 88 0
1972 60 60 0
1973 56 56 0
1974 60 60 0
1975 48 48 0
1976 40 40 0
1977 50 50 0
1978 41 41 0
1979 54 54 0
1980 52 52 0
1981 34 34 0
1982 23 23 0
1983 30 30 0
1984 22 22 0
1985 14 14 0
1986 17 17 0
1987 14 14 0
1988 21 21 0
1989 17 17 0
1990 29 29 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 10 10 0
1995 10 10 0
1996 9 9 0
1997 8 8 0
1999 5 5 0
2000 7 7 0
2004 7 7 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 7 7 0
2007 6 6 0
2013 6 6 0
2014 5 5 0

Where is the name Melva popular?

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Popularity of Melva as a first name

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Common last names for Melva

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Wright
  • Jackson
  • Robinson

Fun Facts about the name Melva

  • How Popular is the name Melva? Melva is the 2,041st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Melva have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,174 babies born with the first name Melva in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melva to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melva? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Melva first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melva is Tuesday, January 5th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Melva born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melva was in 1938 with a total of 308 babies.
  • Random Melva Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melva is not a popular baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1946.
  • Weird things about the name Melva: Your name in reverse order is Avlem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Vmlea. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.