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What does Melli mean?

Melli Pronunciation of Melli [mel-li] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and the meaning of Melli is "black, dark". Melli is a variant form of Melanie (Greek).

Associated with: greek, black.


Melli has 4 variants: Mela, Mella, Mellie and Melly.

12 more relations via Melanie: Mel, Melaina, Melaine, Melana, Melani, Melania, Melany, Mellanie, Mellony, Meloni, Melonie and Melony.

Creative forms:
(female) Mellay, Mellio, ..

(male) Mello, Melmi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melli Jenny (M.J.), ..

How popular is Melli?

Melli is an uncommonly occurring given name for females but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Melli (outside Top 2000) are Melaine, Melani (#1746 via latest list), Melania, Melanie (#80), Melany (#485), Mella, Mellie, Melonie and Melony. Other variants, like Mellanie, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Melli reached its peak 45 years ago (average #1494) and is almost as conventional today (#1590, down 16.7%), but with the version Mellie becoming less stylish. Melanie has generally been the top pick of parents, although Melany seems to be getting popular too. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melaine, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mella, Mellie, Melonie, Melony in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Melli is pronounced similarly to Maelee, Maillie, Mala, Malea, Maleia, Mali, Malia, Mallie, Mally, Meelia, Melia, Melya, Mila, Milla, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milly, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other recommended names are Ailli, Alli, Billi, Calli, Ceili, Celli, Chelli, Delli, Dilli, Dolli, Elli, Halli, Holli, Jilli, Kalli, Keeli, Keili, Kelli, Lesli, Lilli, Maelle, Magli, Meggi, Mei, Melba, Mellba, Mellina, Mellisa, Melodi, Melva, Melvie, Merci, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merri, Mille, Moll, Nelli, Polli, Salli, Shelli, Tekli, Tilli, Ulli and Valli. These names tend to be more commonly used than Melli.

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