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Malaney

What does Malaney mean?

Malaney Pronunciation of Malaney [malaney] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and Malaney means "black, dark". Malaney is an alternate spelling of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.

Variations

Malaney has 20 variants: Malanie, Melaina, Melainey, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melaniya, Melanney, Melannie, Melany, Mellanie, Melloney, Mellony, Meloni, Melonie, Melonnie, Melony and Milena.

1 more relation via Melanie: Melaine.

Creative forms:
(female) Mailaney, Malane, ..

(male) Maland, Malani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malaney Neveah (M.N.), ..

How popular is Malaney?

Malaney is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#39052 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Malaney (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Melaine, Melani (#1746 in recent rankings), Melania, Melanie (#80), Melany (#485), Melonie, Melony and Milena (#760). Adoption of these forms of Malaney reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (median #1431) and is almost as conventional today (#1383, 12.2%). Melanie is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Melany has become trendy as well. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melaine, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melonie, Melony, Milena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melanie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Malaney is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malena, Malina and Milana. Other suggested similar names are Bianey, Calley, Chaney, Clarey, Dabney, Daney, Danney, Daphney, Delancey, Delaney, Devaney, Haley, Halley, Janey, Janney, Kaley, Kalley, Macey, Magaley, Magaly, Maggey, Mahalee, Maisey, Mala, Malfie, Malinda, Malinde, Mallery, Mallie, Mallory, Malorey, Malory, Malvie, Malynda, Mandy, Maranda, Marcey, Margey, Mariane, Marine, Marjey (see Margaret), Marlana, Marlane, Marlene, Marne, Marnee, Marney, Matana, Maxene, Mayana, Maydey (see Maida), Maylene, Mazey, Mazine, Melene, Meline, Melodey, Molley, Mylene, Nalanee, Nanney, Raley, Rayney, Salley, Salomey, Shaney, Talley, Tawney, Trelaney (see Trelane), Valarey and Valley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Malaney.

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