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What does Melania mean?

Melania Pronunciation of Melania [mela-nia] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and Melania means "black, dark". Melania is a version of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Melnia, Milania, ..

(male) Melaan, Melen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melania Gina (M.G.), ..

How popular is Melania?

Melania is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3865 out of 4276, Top 90%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Melania entered the list in 2005 and reached its apex position of #1626 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melania name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Melania appearing in the Top 2000 are Melanie (#80 from current records), Melany (#485), Milena (#760), Melani (#1746), Melony, Melonie, Mella, Melaine and Mellie. These forms of Melania were at the height of their popularity in the 1970s (adoption of 0.37%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.32%, 12.2%), but with the version Mellie becoming somewhat outmoded. Milena, Melanie and Melany are three of the more chic girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melania, Melaine, Melani, 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

Melania is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malena, Malina, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Mellina, Milana, Miliana and Miliani. Other suggested similar names are Belanna, Celenia, Delana, Delanie, Filania, Heladia, Helana, Ilania, Jelani, Levania, Mehalia, Melene, Melia, Melicia, Melinda, Meline, Melitia, Melodia, Melynda, Meranda, Milanka, Netania, Pelagia, Selenia and Zelenia. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melania.

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