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What does Melly mean?

Melly Pronunciation of Melly as a girls' name is a Greek and Old French name, and the name Melly means "black, dark; bee; honey; brave strength". Melly is a version of Melanie (Greek). Melly is also a derivative of Melissa (Greek). Melly is also used as a derivative of Millicent (Old French).


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, black, bee, honey (beautiful), brave, strength


VARIANTS Milly, Millie, Milli, Mellie, Melli, Mella, Mela

RELATIONS VIA MELANIE, MELISSA, MILLICENT Mel, Melana, Melaney, Melani, Melany, Melesa, Melisa, Melise, Meliza, Mellisa, Melloney, Mellony, Meloni, Melony, Melosa, Missy

(female) Mely, ..

(male) Melmi, ..

Melly Alisa (M.A.), ..

How popular is Melly?

Melly is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#69636 out of 150436, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Melly (NOT RANKED) are Melanie (#105 IN 2018), Melissa (#297), Millie (#304), Melany (#615), Melani (#1175), Millicent (#1730), Milly (#1871), Melisa, Mella, Mellie, Mellisa, Melony and Missy. Adoption of these forms of Melly was widespread 48 years ago (ADOPTION OF 2.1%) and is now much reduced (ADOPTION 0.4%, DOWN 83%). Melissa is the longstanding favorite, though Melani has gained in usage, while versions like Missy are no longer trendy. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melani, Melanie, Melany, Melisa, Melissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mella, Mellie, Mellisa, Melony, Millicent in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Millie, Milly, Missy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melanie, Melissa, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Melly is pronounced similarly to Maelee, Mala, Malea, Mali, Malia, Mallie, Mally, Meelia, Melia, Melya, Mila, Milla, Millee, Mollee, Molley, Molli, Mollie, Molly and Myla. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Ally, Billy, Cally, Cilly, Colly, Delly, Dolly, Elly, Emelly, Gilly, Hally, Hedly, Hilly, Holly, Jilly, Joelly, Jully, Kally, Kealy, Keely, Kelly, Lally, Lesly, Lilly, Lolly, Maelle, Meggy, Melba, Mellba, Melody, Melva, Mercy, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merlyn, Merry, Mille, Moll, Neely, Nelly, Polly, Reilly, Sally, Seely, Shelly, Tally, Tilly, Tully, Vally, Verly, Wally and Willy. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melly.

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