What does Malinda mean?
Associated with: sweet (beautiful).
(female) Malinna, Malinta, ..
(male) Malingo, Malinri, .. Middle name pairings:
Malinda Avani (M.A.), ..
How popular is Malinda?
Malinda is a very popular first name for women (#784 out of 4276, Top 18%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Malinda reached its peak position of #278 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Linda (#670 via latest list), Malina (#1538), Mandy, Melina (#594), Melinda (#1381) and Melynda are the prominent related forms of Malinda rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Meline, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Malinda was at its most widespread 75 years ago (median #1175) and is now significantly lower (#1454, ▼98.9%), with versions like Mandy becoming less trendy. Melina is the most contemporarily stylish girl name in this list.
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