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pinWhat does Melba mean?

Melba /mel-ba/ as a girls' 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.


pinVariations

Melba has 3 variants: Malva, Mellba and Melva.

Kreatif forms: Melda, Melma, Melna. [more]

pinHow popular is Melba?

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

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Melba for girls. Melba entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its highest rank of #222 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Malva and Melva are the prominent varying forms of Melba. These relations of Melba reached the peak of their popularity during 1920-1929 (average #542) and have become significantly less popular since. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Melba and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


pinSimilar Names

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

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