What does Melly mean?
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) with the suffix -y. Melly is also a derivative of Melissa (Greek). Melly is also used as a derivative of Millicent (Old French).
(female) Melry, Merly, ..
(male) Mellyce, Mellyte, ..
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. Below is a charted study of the history of Melly and corresponding 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)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.