Melvyn

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Melvyn

"Melvyn" is a name of English origin, and it means "Gentle lord". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Notable Persons Named Melvyn

Melvyn Douglas was an actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1927 to 1981. Melvyn was given the name Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg on April 5th, 1901 in Macon, Georgia, U.S. He left this life on August 4th, 1981.

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Melvyn Hayes is an actor. He was most active from 1950 to 1950. Melvyn was born Melvyn Hayes on January 11th, 1935 in London, England.

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Mel Collins is a progressive rock and jazz fusion musician. He plays Saxophone, flute, keyboards, and vocals. Mel was given the name Melvyn Desmond Collins on September 5th, 1947.

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Melvyn Lorenzen is a soccer player for the SV Werder Bremen and Holstein Kiel. Melvyn was born on November 26th, 1994 in London.

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Melvyn was born in Singapore.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 11 0 11
1914 13 0 13
1915 16 0 16
1916 14 0 14
1917 33 0 33
1918 24 0 24
1919 20 0 20
1920 24 0 24
1921 42 0 42
1922 32 0 32
1923 43 0 43
1924 41 0 41
1925 54 0 54
1926 43 0 43
1927 43 0 43
1928 31 0 31
1929 50 5 45
1930 38 0 38
1931 54 0 54
1932 93 0 93
1933 73 0 73
1934 74 0 74
1935 90 0 90
1936 120 0 120
1937 221 0 221
1938 293 0 293
1939 273 0 273
1940 254 0 254
1941 290 0 290
1942 282 0 282
1943 177 0 177
1944 89 0 89
1945 78 0 78
1946 76 0 76
1947 100 0 100
1948 82 5 77
1949 81 0 81
1950 39 0 39
1951 36 0 36
1952 18 0 18
1953 23 0 23
1954 22 0 22
1955 33 0 33
1956 21 0 21
1957 21 0 21
1958 29 0 29
1959 33 0 33
1960 29 0 29
1961 19 0 19
1962 16 0 16
1963 25 0 25
1964 24 0 24
1965 16 0 16
1966 27 0 27
1967 12 0 12
1968 21 0 21
1969 19 0 19
1970 12 0 12
1971 18 0 18
1972 7 0 7
1973 14 0 14
1974 8 0 8
1975 6 0 6
1976 21 0 21
1977 11 0 11
1978 7 0 7
1979 14 0 14
1980 14 0 14
1981 10 0 10
1982 11 0 11
1983 12 0 12
1984 8 0 8
1985 6 0 6
1986 9 0 9
1987 8 0 8
1988 8 0 8
1989 9 0 9
1990 10 0 10
1991 10 0 10
1992 6 0 6
1993 7 0 7
1994 9 0 9
1995 7 0 7
1997 9 0 9
1998 6 0 6
1999 11 0 11
2000 8 0 8
2001 12 0 12
2002 18 0 18
2003 11 0 11
2004 7 0 7
2005 13 0 13
2006 20 0 20
2007 14 0 14
2008 18 0 18
2009 9 0 9
2010 9 0 9
2011 9 0 9
2012 8 0 8
2013 6 0 6
2015 5 0 5
2016 7 0 7
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Melvyn as a first name

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Common last names for Melvyn

  • Smith
  • Thompson
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Thomas

Fun Facts about the name Melvyn

  • How Popular is the name Melvyn? Melvyn is the 4,133rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Melvyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,327 babies born with the first name Melvyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melvyn 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 Melvyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Melvyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melvyn is Thursday, November 22nd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Melvyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melvyn was in 1938 with a total of 293 babies.
  • Random Melvyn Factoid: According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melvyn ranks 89th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 11 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1942.
  • Weird things about the name Melvyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyvlem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nmylve. 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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