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What does Malynda mean?

Malynda Pronunciation of Malynda [ma-lyn-da] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and Malynda means "sweet". Malynda is an alternate form of Melinda (Latin).

Associated with: sweet (beautiful).


Malynda has 3 variants: Malinda, Mellinda and Melynda.

6 more alternative forms via Melinda: Lynda, Malina, Malinde, Mandy, Melina and Melinde.

Creative forms:
(female) Malynde, Malynta, ..

(male) Malyner, Malyni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malynda Edith (M.E.), ..

How popular is Malynda?

Malynda is an uncommon given name for females. Malynda is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Melina (#594 the previous year), Melinda (#1381), Malina (#1538), Melynda, Mandy, Malinda and Lynda are the prominent alternative forms of Malynda (not ranked). Other variants, like Melinde, are seldom used. These forms of Malynda reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #801) and are now significantly less common, with versions such as Melinda falling out of fashion. Melinda has been the overall favorite, though Melina is now higher in the list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alinda, Allyda, Amalynda (see Amelinda), Belynda, Blanda, Calida, Calinda, Calynda, Carlinda, Colinda, Darinda, Delinda, Emalinda, Glenda, Glinda, Glynda, Gwynda, Hynda, Jacenda, Jayda, Kalinda, Kalynda, Larinda, Lavonda, Lawanda, Madlyn, Mafalda, Magda, Mahina, Makena, Malana, Malanie, Malena, Malicia, Malika, Malissa, Malitia, Malkia, Manda, Manya, Maralinda, Maranda, Marelda, Marena, Marina, Marinda, Marinna, Marlana, Marlayna, Marlyne, Marlynne, Marnya, Maryn, Maryssa, Masina, Matryna, Mayana, Mayda, Mayde, Milada, Milanka, Miranda, Myranda, Olynda, Palmeda, Randa, Rolanda, Rosalynda, Salinda, Sanda, Valeda, Wahnda (see Wanda), Yalinda, Yalonda and Zanda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Malynda.

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