What does Melchior mean?
Melchior [mel-chior] as a boys' name is of Polish, Persian and Farsi origin. Likely derived from the Farsi elements "melk", meaning "king", and "quart", meaning "city". From Christian tradition, the name of one of the three wise men, along with Caspar and Balthasar, who brought gifts to the infant Jesus. Opera singer Lauritz Melchior.
Related boy name: Malki.Creative forms:
(male) Macchior, Machior, ..
(female) Melchira, Melchiri, .. Middle name pairings:
Melchior Gilbert (M.G.), ..
How popular is Melchior?
Melchior is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#19587 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Melker is the only prominent related form of Melchior (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Displayed below is a study of the history of Melchior and affiliated names. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Anchor, Delmor (see Delmar), Hector, Herrior, Machin, Machon, Mahir, Malachi▲, Malachie, Malcom, Marcio, Meier, Meinor, Meir, Meirion, Melacio, Melasio (see Melesio), Melborn (see Melbourne), Meldon, Meldric, Meldrick, Melecio, Melesio, Melicio, Meliseo, Mellin, Mellon, Melvin▼, Melvon, Melwin, Menor, Mentor, Mercator, Mercer, Michiel, Michio, Milesio, Mitchill, Munchin, Senior and Telfor. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melchior.