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What does Mela mean?

Mela Pronunciation of Mela as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Mela means "black, dark". Mela is an alternate spelling of Melanie (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, black


VARIANTS Melly, Mellie, Melli, Mella

RELATED FORMS VIA MELANIE Mel, Melaina, Melaine, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melany, Meloni, Melony, Milena



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How popular is Mela?

Mela is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#66878 out of 150436, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Melanie (#82 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Melany (#563), Milena (#704), Melani (#1531), Melania (#1646), Melaine, Mella, Mellie and Melony are the prominent alternative forms of Mela (UNLISTED) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Mela were popular as birth names during 1970-1979 (AVERAGE #1616) and are almost as common today (#1391, DOWN 13.6%), but with the version Mellie becoming somewhat outmoded. Melanie, Milena and Melany are three of the more chic birth names in this compilation. (2016 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Mela is alike in pronunciation to Maelee, Mala, Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Mali, Malia, Mally, Meelia, Melia, Melya, Mila, Milla, Milli, Milly, Molli, Molly and Myla. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alla, Caela, Cela, Dela, Dola, Ela, Gala, Hala, Keila, Keyla, Leela, Lela, Loela, Lola, Lula, Maia, Mal, Marla, Maya, Mea, Meara, Meda, Medea, Meena, Meica, Meira, Melba, Mellba, Melva, Melyta, Mena, Mera, Meral, Merla, Merle, Merna, Merola, Mesa, Meta, Meya, Mika, Milka, Moll, Mona, Mora, Morela, Mykela, Neala, Nela, Noela, Orela, Pella, Perla, Pola, Sela, Tola and Zola. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mela.

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