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What does Melbourne mean?

Melbourne /mel-bour-ne/ as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Melbourne is "mill stream". Name of the city in Australia, which was named after the Prime Minister of England in 1837, when Queen Victoria was on the throne.

Associated with: old english, stream (river), england


Melbourne has 8 variants: Mel, Melborn, Melburn, Milbourn, Milbourne, Milburn, Millburn and Millburne.

Melbourne has 1 feminine form: Melba.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Melboura, Melbourron, ..

(female) Melbourle, Melbourna, ..

How popular is Melbourne?

Melbourne is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#31085 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name statistics of Melbourne for boys. Melbourne was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #1223 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Melbourne and associated names. Milburn and Mel are the popular alternative forms of Melbourne. These relations of Melbourne were at the apex of their popularity in the 1910s.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melbourne, Mel, Milburn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melbourne and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Melbourne is alike in pronunciation to Milborn, Milborne, Millborne and Millbourne. Other suggested similar names are Bourne, Claibourne, Claybourne, Coburne (see Coburn), Colbourn, Colbourne, Dearburne, Klaibourne (see Clayborne), Mallorie, Meldon, Mellon, Melvon, Mercure, Mercuree, Millborn (see Milburn), Osborne, Osbourne, Osburne, Radborne, Radbourne (see Radburn), Radburne, Raeborne (see Rayburn), Raybourne, Rayburne (see Rayburn), Sanborne (see Sanborn), Sanburne (see Sanborn), Sandbourne (see Sanborn), Sherborne (see Sherborn), Sherburne, Swinbourne (see Swinburne), Washbourne (see Washburn), Welborn, Welborne, Welbourne, Welburn and Wellbourn (see Welborne). Like Melbourne, these names are not commonly used.