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What does Melana mean?

Melana Pronunciation of Melana [melana] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the meaning of the name Melana is "black, dark". Melana is an alternate form of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


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

8 more related forms via Melanie: Mel, Mela, Melaine, Melantha, Mella, Melli, Mellie and Melly.

Creative forms:
(female) Meelana, ..

(male) Melaka, Melama, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melana Kaia (M.K.), ..

How popular is Melana?

Melana is a rare given name for females. Melana is a unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Melana (outside Top 2000) are Melanie (#80 from recent data), Melany (#485), Milena (#760), Melani (#1746), Melony, Melonie, Mella, Melaine, Melania and Mellie. These forms of Melana reached the height of their popularity 45 years ago (average #1544) and are almost as common today (#1507, 12.2%), but with the version Mellie going out of style. Melanie has been the most recognizable form, although Melany appears to be gaining popularity too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

Melana is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malena, Malina, Mallina, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Mellina, Milana, Mileena, Miliana and Miliani. Other suggested similar names are Alana, Allana, Celina, Deana, Deeana, Delaina, Delara, Delena, Delina, Devana, Felina, Flana, Gilana, Helaina, Helana, Ilana, Jeana, Jelani, Jilana, Jolana, Kalana, Keana, Keiana, Leana, Leiana, Leland, Levana, Matana, Medina, Meena, Megan, Meirna, Melba, Melene, Melesa, Melinda, Meline, Melita, Meliza, Mellba, Melosa, Melvina, Melya, Melynda, Melyta, Mena, Meranda, Merlina, Milada, Miyana, Mlada, Moana, Mylene, Nolana, Seana, Selina, Selyna, Solana, Teana, Texana, Zelaina, Zelina and Zetana. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melana.

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