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What does Melody mean?

Melody \m(e)-lo-dy\ as a girls' name is pronounced MEL-a-dee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Melody is "music, song". First used in the 13th century, though uncommon.


Variations

Melody has 5 variants: Melodee, Melodey, Melodi, Melodia and Melodie.

For more information, see also the related girl name Choire.


Popularity

Melody is a very prominent first name for women (#349 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#27128 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Melody for girls. Melody entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #156 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melody name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Melody and related names. The only other popular related form of Melody (#156 last year) is Melodie. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5705%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.422%, down 26%), with the version Melodie becoming less in vogue. Melody (#156) is the most fashionable name for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melodie, Melody in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melody and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Melody is pronounced similarly to Melida. Another suggested similar baby name is Melony. Like Melody, these names are not commonly used.

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