What does Mel mean?
Affiliated boy name: Melbourne.
Associated with: brooks (river).
(male) Mell, Moel, ..
(female) Meel, Met, .. Middle name pairings:
Mel Santiago (M.S.), ..
How popular is Mel?
Mel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#945 out of 1220, Top 77%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Mel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #761 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with similar and related boy names. Melvin (#692 from current records), Melvyn and Melbourne are the popular alternative forms of Mel ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Melvon, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Mel was widespread during the years 1930-1939 (median #841) and is now much diminished (#1673, 94.9% less usage).
Similar NamesA suggested similar name is Del. Like Mel, this name is not commonly used.