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What does Melly mean?

Melly Pronunciation of Melly [mel-ly] as a girls' name is a Greek and Old French name, and the name Melly means "black, dark; bee; honey; brave strength". Melly is a version of Melanie (Greek). Melly is also a derivative of Melissa (Greek). Melly is also used as a derivative of Millicent (Old French).

Associated with: greek, black, bee, honey (beautiful), brave, strength.


Melly has 7 variants: Mela, Mella, Melli, Mellie, Milli, Millie and Milly.

16 more relations via Melanie, Melissa, Millicent: Mel, Melana, Melaney, Melani, Melany, Melesa, Melisa, Melise, Meliza, Mellisa, Melloney, Mellony, Meloni, Melony, Melosa and Missy.

Creative forms:
(female) Mellya, Melry, ..

(male) Melmi, Melor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melly Diya (M.D.), ..

How popular is Melly?

Melly is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#69636 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Melly (not ranked) are Melanie (#80 in 2015), Melissa (#253), Millie (#477), Melany (#485), Melani (#1746), Missy, Millicent, Milly, Mellie, Melisa, Mella, Mellisa and Melony. Adoption of these forms of Melly was widespread 45 years ago (adoption of 3.2%) and is now much reduced (adoption 0.4%, down 87%). Melissa is the longstanding favorite, though Melanie has gained in usage, while versions like Mellie are no longer trendy. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melani, Melanie, Melany, Melisa, Melissa in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melanie, Melissa, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Melly is pronounced similarly to Maelee, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malia, Mallie, Mally, Meelia, Melia, Melya, Mila, Milla, Millee, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other suggested similar names are Ally, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Elly, Emelly, Gilly, Hally, Hedly, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Jully, Kally, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Lally, Lesly, Lilly, Lolly, Maelle, Meggy, Melba, Mellba, Melody, Melva, Mercy, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merlyn, Merry, Mille, Moll, Neely, Nelly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Seely, Shelly, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Verly, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melly.

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