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What does Melody mean?

Melody Pronunciation of Melody [melody] 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.

Associated with: greek, music (opera).


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

Affiliated girl names: Choire and Harmony.

Creative forms:
(female) Malody, Melota, ..

(male) Meloma, Meloray, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melody June (M.J.), ..

How popular is Melody?

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)

Melody entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #148 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melody name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Melody (#148 from recent data) are Harmony (#184 from recent data), Melodee and Melodie (#1760). These forms of Melody were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (median #1023). Harmony and Melody are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melody, Harmony, Melodee, Melodie 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 and Milada. Other suggested similar names are Blondy, Cloudy, Cody, Dody, Elody, Goldy, Hedy, Heidy, Hildy, Jody, Kody, Maddy, Mady, Mallory, Mally, Malorey, Malori, Malory, Mandy, Mead, Meade, Meda, Medora, Meggy, Mel, Mela, Melana, Melaney, Melani, Melany, Melba, Melene, Melesa, Melia, Melina, Melinda, Melinde (see Melinda), Meline, Meliora, Melisa, Melise, Melita, Meliza, Mella, Mellba, Melli, Mellie, Melloney, Mellony, Melly, Meloni, Melonie, Melony, Melosa, Melva, Melvie, Melya, Melynda, Melyta, Menora, Mercey, Mercy, Merola, Merona, Merry, Mersey, Milly, Mindy, Mlada, Molley, Molly, Tildy and Wendy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melody.

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