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What does Mel mean?

Mel Pronunciation of Mel as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Mel). Short form of Melvin and other Mel- names. Actor Mel Gibson; filmmaker Mel Brooks. Also form of Melbourne.


ASSOCIATED WITH brooks (river)


RELATIONS VIA MELVIN Melvon, Melvyn, Melwin, Melwyn



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How popular is Mel?

Mel is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#945 out of 1220, Top 77%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Mel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #761 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Melvin (#720 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Melbourne, Melvyn and Melwin are the popular alternative forms of Mel ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Melwyn, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Mel was widespread during the years 1930-1939 (MEDIAN #1073) and is now much diminished (#1744, 95.1% LESS USAGE).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mel, Melbourne, Melvin, Melvyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melvin, Melwin outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar-sounding name is Del. Like Mel, this name is not commonly used.