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What does Melia mean?

Melia Pronunciation of Melia [melia] as a girls' name is pronounced may-LEE-ah. It is of Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Melia is "plumeria". Also as a short form of Amelia and Permelia.


Melia has 2 variants: Meelia and Melya.

Related girl name: Emilia.

19 more alternative forms via Amelia, Permelia: Aemelia, Amalia, Amelie, Amelina, Amelita, Ameliya, Amelya, Amilia, Delia, Emelie, Emelina, Emelita, Emilia, Mali, Malia, Malika, Meline, Millie and Milly.

Creative forms:
(female) Millia, Molia, ..

(male) Meal, Mehir, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melia Annika (M.A.), ..

How popular is Melia?

Melia is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3621 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#14432 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Melia entered the list in 1994 and reached its peak rank of #1219 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is currently at #1667. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Melia (#1667 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000 are Amelia (#12 from recent data), Emilia (#145), Malia (#313), Millie (#477), Amelie (#641), Amalia (#828), Delia (#1241), Amilia (#1564), Milly, Permelia, Malika and Emelie. Adoption of these forms of Melia was common among parents in 2015 (average #1145), except for the version Delia which has fallen out of fashion. Amelia, Emilia, Amalia and Amelie are four of the more chic names for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melia, Amalia, Amelia, Amelie, Amilia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Delia, Emelie, Emilia, Malia, Malika in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Millie, Milly, Permelia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Amelia, Amelie, Emelie, Emilia, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Melia is alike in pronunciation to Maelee, Mala, Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Mallie, Mally, Mela, Mella, Melli, Mellie, Melly, Mila, Milla, Milli, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other suggested similar names are Allia, Belia, Celia, Cesia, Deelia, Elia, Evelia, Fenia, Halia, Hedia, Helia, Henia, Illia, Julia, Lalia, Lecia, Leia, Lelia, Lesia, Mahelia, Maria, Meara, Media, Medie, Meeca, Meera, Mehalia, Mei, Meica, Mel, Melania, Melba, Melicia, Melida, Melina, Melisa, Melita, Melitia, Meliza, Mellina, Melodia, Melva, Melvie, Mena, Meriam, Meya, Mia, Moria, Nelia, Odelia, Ofelia, Pelia, Selia, Tesia, Udelia (see Odele) and Zelia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melia.