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What does Melaina mean?

Melaina /me-lai-na/ as a girls' name. Melaina's root is Greek, and the meaning of the name Melaina is "black, dark". Melaina is a version of Melanie (Greek).


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

Melaina has 6 more relations via Melanie: Mela, Melaine, Melantha, Mella, Melli and Mellie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meelaina, Melaira, ..

(male) Melaimar, Melan, ..

How popular is Melaina?

Melaina is an unusual given name for females. Melaina is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent variation forms of Melaina (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Melanie (#79 the previous year), Melany (#436), Milena (#798), Melani (#1648), Melony, Melonie, Mella, Melaine, Melania and Mellie. These forms of Melaina were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #1544) and are almost as common today (#1496, down 9.4%), but with the version Mellie becoming somewhat dated. Melanie is the all-time favorite, although Milena seems to be gaining popularity too. Displayed below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Melaina and corresponding names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

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

Similar Names


Melaina is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malena, Malina, Mallina, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Mellina, Milana, Mileena and Miliana. Other suggested similar names are Alaina, Belanna, Bellina, Celina, Cellina, Delaina, Delaine, Delainy, Delana, Delayna, Delcina, Delfina, Delina, Dellina, Elaina, Felina, Helaina, Helaine, Helana, Helmina, Jalaina, Jelina, Kellina, Malvina, Marlaina, Medina, Melene, Melia, Melida, Melinda, Meline, Melisa, Melita, Meliza, Mellinda, Mellisa, Melusina, Melvena, Melvina, Melvine, Mercina, Merlina, Messina, Selina, Telayna, Zelaina and Zelina. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melaina.