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pinWhat does Melva mean?

Melva /mel-va/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced MEL-vah. It is of English origin. Variant of Melvina (Celtic) "chieftain", which is also a variant of Malvina.


Melva has 4 variants: Malvina, Melva, Melvena and Melvina.

Affiliated girl names: Malva and Melba.

Melva has 8 more relations via Malvina: Mal, Malva, Malvie, Maveena, Mavina, Mel, Melvie and Melvine.

Kreatif forms: Melda, Melma, Melna. [more]

pinHow popular is Melva?

Melva is a very prominent first name for women (#851 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Melva for girls. Melva reached its highest rank of #406 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Melva and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Melva listed in the Top 1000 are Malva, Malvina, Melba and Melvina. Forms like Maveena are uncommon. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.334%) and is now significantly less, with the forms Malvina, Melba, Melva and Melvina becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Melva, Malvina, Melba, Melvina in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Belva, Mela, Melia, Mella, Mellba and Melya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melva.