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What does Melanee mean?

Melanee Pronunciation of Melanee [mela-nee] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of Melanee is "black, dark". Melanee is an alternate spelling of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


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

4 more related forms via Melanie: Mela, Melaine, Melantha and Mellie.

Creative forms:
(female) Mailanee, Merlanee, ..

(male) Meland, Melane, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melanee Ryder (M.R.), ..

How popular is Melanee?

Melanee is a rare first name for women. Melanee is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Melaine, Melani (#1746 from current records), Melania, Melanie (#80), Melany (#485), Mellie, Melonie, Melony and Milena (#760) are the prominent alternative forms of Melanee (outside Top 2000). These forms of Melanee were favored 45 years ago (median #1494) and are almost as popular today (#1452, 12% less usage). Melanie is a perennial favorite, though Melany has become popular as well, while Mellie has become less contemporary. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Melanee is alike in pronunciation to Malana, Meleana, Melina and Milana. Other suggested similar names are Banee, Bernee, Bethanee, Bevalee (see Beverly), Chanee, Danee, Dejanee, Delane, Delaney, Delanie, Delaree, Desaree, Destanee, Devinee, Eulalee, Galatee (see Galatea), Hellee, Janee, Jeanee, Jenalee, Jenee, Jennee, Jeralee, Kellee, Kelsee, Kenadee, Macee, Maelee, Mahalee, Malinde, Mandee, Maree, Marlane, Marnee, Meade, Meave, Meemee, Megan, Meghanne, Melene, Melesande, Melinda, Melinde (see Melinda), Meline, Melisande, Melise, Melisse, Melodee, Melodey, Melodie, Melvie, Melvine, Melysande, Meranda, Merline, Merree, Milanka, Millee, Minnee, Mollee, Mylene, Nalanee, Penee, Pennee, Rajanee, Ranee, Renee, Selbee, Shanee, Tajanee and Tanee. These names tend to be more commonly used than Melanee.

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