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What does Melany mean?

Melany Pronunciation of Melany [melany] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Melany is "black, dark". Melany is a version of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Melain, ..

(male) Melamy, Melen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melany Everleigh (M.E.), ..

How popular is Melany?

Melany is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2715 out of 4276, Top 63%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Melany entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #411 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is presently at #485. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Melany (#485 in recent rankings) are Melanie (#80 in recent rankings), Milena (#760), Melani (#1746), Melony, Melonie, Mella, Melaine, Melania and Mellie. Other variants, like Mellony, are seldom used. These relations of Melany reached the apex of their popularity 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.37%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.32%, 12.2%), but with the version Mellie falling out of fashion. Milena, Melanie and Melany are three of the more chic birth names in this list.

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

Melany is pronounced similarly to Malana, Malena, Malina, Meleana, Meleena, Melina, Mellina, Milana, Miliana and Miliani. Other recommended names are Berny, Bethany, Cluny, Delainy, Delana, Delancy, Delane, Delaney, Delany, Devany, Devony, Helana, Jelani, Jenny, Leland, Mady, Maelynn, Mallary, Mally, Mandy, Marlana, Maxy, Mckay, Mea, Meave, Medina, Megan, Meggy, Meghann, Melene, Melia, Melida, Melinde (see Melinda), Meline, Melise, Melita, Melodey, Melodi, Melody, Melosa, Melva, Melvena, Melvina, Melya, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meral, Mercy, Merline, Merona, Mesa, Milada, Milanka, Minny, Mirana, Miyana, Mlada, Moana, Molley, Molly, Mylene, Penny, Peony and Renny. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melany.

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