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Meaning and name origin

Melania \m(e)-la-nia\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Melania is "black, dark". Melania is a variant of Melanie (Greek): from the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek "melaina". Not widely used as a birth name.


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


Melania is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3865 out of 4276, Top 90%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melania and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melanie (#79), Melany (#436), Milena (#798) and Melonie. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melanie, Melany, Melonie, Milena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Melania is also pronounced similarly to Malana, Meleana, Melina and Milana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melania.