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Meaning and name origin

Melva \m(e)-lva, mel-va\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Malvina, Melva, Melvena and Melvina.

For more information, see also related girl names Malva and Melba.


Melva is a very popular first name for females (#851 out of 4276, Top 20%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Melva for girls. Melva reached its highest rank of #406 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melba, Malva, Melvina, Malvina and Melva. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Melva is also pronounced similarly to Melvie. Other suggested similar baby names are Belva, Mela, Melia, Mella, Mellba and Melya. These names tend to be less commonly used than Melva.