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What does Melva mean?

Melva \m(e)-lva, mel-va\ 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.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Malva and Melba.

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


Popularity

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 list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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 are Malva, Malvina, Melba and Melvina. Usage of this girl name reached its most widespread during 1920-1929 and is now significantly less, with the forms Malvina, Melba, Melva and Melvina becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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