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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.

Suggested similar baby names are Mela, Melia, Mella and Melya.


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

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