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What does Mella mean?

Mella Pronunciation of Mella as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and Mella means "black, dark". Mella is an alternate form of Melanie (Greek).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, black


VARIANTS Melly, Mellie, Melli, Mela

OTHER FORMS VIA MELANIE Mel, Melaina, Melana, Melani, Melania, Melany, Mellanie, Mellony, Meloni, Melony, Milena

(female) Melma, ..

(male) Meler, ..

Mella Alison (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mella?

Mella is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#30003 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mella reached its peak position of #1735 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Melani (#1175 LAST YEAR), Melania (#1081), Melanie (#105), Melany (#615), Mellie, Melony and Milena (#804) are the prominent related forms of Mella. Other variants, like Melli, are seldom used. These forms of Mella were popular with parents 5 decades ago (ADOPTION OF 0.4%) and are somewhat less common today (ADOPTION 0.2%, 32.1%), with the version Mellie becoming less stylish. Melani, Melania and Milena are three of the more chic baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mella, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mellie, Melony, Milena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mella is pronounced similarly to Maelee, Mala, Malea, Maleah, Maleia, Mali, Malia, Mallie, Mally, Meelia, Melia, Melya, Mila, Milla, Millee, Milli, Millie, Milly, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Bella, Beula, Ceila, Dalla, Della, Gelila, Hella, Illa, Jeyla, Kalla, Lalla, Lela, Leola, Loella, Luella, Madella, Maelle, Malka, Mea, Media, Meena, Meera, Meica, Melba, Melisa, Mellba, Mellisa, Melva, Mena, Mera, Merla, Merola, Meta, Meyta, Mille, Mirla, Moll, Myrella, Neala, Nela, Nella, Odella, Onella, Pella, Rella, Rilla, Stella, Tekla, Tesla, Udella and Zilla. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mella.

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