What does Melanie mean?
From the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek "melaina". Religion: Saint Melania was a wealthy heiress and philantrophist of the fourth and fifth century who freed thousands of slaves and engaged in lifelong good works. The name became popular because of the novel "Gone With the Wind" and its character Melanie Wilkes. Actresses Melanie Mayron, Melanie Griffith.
Melanie▲ has 30 variants: Malaney, Malanie, Mel, Mela, Melaina, Melaine, Melainey, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melaniya, Melanney, Melannie, Melantha, Melany▲, Mella, Mellanie, Melli, Mellie▼, Melloney, Melloney, Mellony, Melly, Meloni, Melonie, Melonnie, Melony and Milena▲.
Affiliated girl name: Laine.Kreatif forms: Maelanie, Moilanie. [more]
How popular is Melanie?
Melanie is a very popular first name for females (#188 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Melanie for girls. Melanie entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #56 in the U.S. in the 1970s, and is presently at #79. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the history of Melanie and related names. Popular related forms of Melanie (#79 from recent data) are Melany (#436 from recent data), Mellie, Melonie and Milena (#798). These forms of Melanie were popular in 2014 (usage of 0.34%), except for the version Mellie which has become less trendy. Melanie is more universally found than the rest, though Melany has become popular as well over time.
Thinking of names?
Melanie▲ is alike in pronunciation to Malana, Meleana, Melina▲, Milana▲ and Miliani. Other suggested similar baby names are Aryanie, Bernie, Danie, Delancie, Delane, Delanie, Devanie, Elanie, Eulalie, Flavie, Genie▼, Gennie, Henie, Hennie, Jeanie▼, Jeannie▼, Jelani, Joanie, Kelcie, Kellbie, Kellsie, Kelpie, Kelsie▼, Lanie, Lealie, Macie▲, Magalie, Malinde, Malkie, Mallie▼, Malvie, Mamie▼, Mandie, Marnie▼, Maxie▼, Mazie▼, Meave, Medie, Megan▲, Meghanne, Melene, Melia, Melinde, Meline, Melisande, Melise, Melitia, Melodi, Melodie▼, Melusine, Melvie, Melvine, Melynda, Mercie, Millie▲, Minnie▼, Mollie▼, Monnie, Mylene, Nellie▼, Nelsie, Pelagie, Phanie, Rennie, Rosanie, Selie, Stefanie▼, Teenie, Valarie▼ and Vernie▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melanie.