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Meaning and name origin

Melly \m(el)-ly\ as a girl's name is of Greek and Old French origin, and the meaning of Melly is "black, dark; bee; honey; brave strength". Melly is a variant of Melanie (Greek): from the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek "melaina". Also a variant of Melissa (Greek); mythology: the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she found out how to collect honey. Melly is also used as a variant of Millicent (Old French).


Melly has 7 variant forms: Mela, Mella, Melli, Mellie, Milli, Millie, Milly.


Melly is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melly and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melanie (#79), Melissa (#224), Millie (#505), Mellie and Millicent. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melanie, Melissa, Mellie, Millicent, Millie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Melly is also pronounced similarly to Mally, Melia, Melya, Milla, Molley, Molli and Molly. Other suggested similar baby names are Delly, Kelly, Maelle, Mel, Mille, Moll and Nelly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Melly.