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Meaning and name origin

Melly \m(el)-ly\ as a girl's name means "black, dark; bee; honey; brave strength" and 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 learned 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 (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melly and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melanie, Melissa, Mellie, Millicent and Millie. (2014 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.


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