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Meaning and Name Origin

Melbourne \m(e)-lbour-ne, mel-bou-rne\ 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.


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

Melbourne has 1 feminine form: Melba.


Melbourne is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#31523 out of 88799, Top 35%). (2000 U.S. Census)

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 (#unlisted). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become less popular since, with the form Mel becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 alike in pronunciation to Milborne and Millbourne. Another suggested similar baby name is Welbourne. Like Melbourne, these names are not commonly used.