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Meaning and name origin

Melba \m(e)-lba, mel-ba\ as a girl's name. Created as a surname by opera diva Nellie Melba (born Helen Mitchell), named after her hometown, Melbourne Australia. Such was her fame that many dishes were named after her, including Melba Toast and Peach Melba. The city of Melbourne takes its name from British politician William Lamb Melbourne (19th century) and means "border". Actress Melba Moore.

Melba has 3 variant forms: Malva, Mellba and Melva.


Popularity

Melba is a very popular first name for females (#493 out of 4276, Top 12%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Melba for girls (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melba name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melba and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melva, Malva and Melba. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melva, Melba in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Mela, Melia, Mella and Melya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melba.

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