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What does Malinda mean?

Malinda Pronunciation of Malinda [ma-lin-da] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the name Malinda means "sweet". Malinda is an alternate form of Melinda (Latin).

Associated with: sweet (beautiful).


Malinda has 3 variants: Malynda, Mellinda and Melynda.

7 more alternative forms via Melinda: Linda, Malina, Malinde, Mandy, Melina, Melinde and Meline.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malinda name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malinda, Linda, Malina, Mandy, Melina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melinda, Melynda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda, Melina outside U.S.