Mel

Mel - A very unique male name



  Aug 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mel, meaning council protector, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1926 on position #1870. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mel. The baby boy name Mel was given to 5 baby boys in 2006, ranking #4108 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 364,441 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mel peaked in popularity 72 years ago in 1947 on position 683.



Famous with this name

Mel Gibson
Mel Ferrer
Mel Brooks


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Mel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mel is currently topping the baby name charts in Florida at position #1,791 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,791.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mel is where you live.


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Mel origin and meaning

Mel is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means council protector. To see famous people named Mel, pop culture references for the name Mel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mel, sorted by popularity.

Manuel / Milo / Male / Manley / Manolo / Mylo / Molly / Manual / Manly / Mell /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20064108
20033854
19962238
19802080
19762138
19751651
19742012
19731708
19721546
19711406
19701499
19691188
19681317
19671042
19661025
19651038
1964941
19631207
1962890
1961769
1960853
1959871
1958738
1957808
1956799
19551101
1954786
1953792
1952907
1951968
1950887
19491006
1948836
1947683
1946804
1945727
1944859
1943725
1942692
1941745
1940756
1939874
1938693
1937886
1936899
1934989
19331339
19321393
19311529
19271856
19261870

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Florida1791

Even more about Mel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mel?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1947
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Mel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 364,441
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1926
2006 births +5

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