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Meaning and name origin

Melbourne \m(e)-lbour-ne, mel-bou-rne\ as a boy's 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.


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

There is 1 feminine form of Melbourne: Melba.


Melbourne is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#31523 out of 88799, Top 35%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Melbourne and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Milburn and Mel. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mel, Milburn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Melbourne is also pronounced similarly to Milborne and Millbourne. Another suggested similar baby name is Welbourne. Like Melbourne, these names are not commonly used.