Melinda

Melinda - A very unique female name



  Oct 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Melinda, meaning beautiful honey, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #1289. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Melinda and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Melinda? 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 Melinda. The baby girl name Melinda was given to 116 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1361 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 12,183 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Melinda peaked in popularity 46 years ago in 1973 on position 71.



Famous with this name

Melinda Dillon
Melinda Dahl
Melinda Casey


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Melinda is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Melinda is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #796 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #1,569.

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 Melinda is where you live.


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Melinda origin and meaning

Melinda is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means beautiful honey. To see famous people named Melinda, pop culture references for the name Melinda and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Melinda

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

Malinda / Melynda / Mylinda / Milinda / Malynda /

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
20121361
20111260
20101135
20091297
20081072
20071057
20061053
20051186
20041050
20031145
2002920
2001774
2000714
1999599
1998582
1997532
1996461
1995411
1994347
1993280
1992257
1991221
1990208
1989175
1988149
1987142
1986147
1985138
1984128
1983138
1982123
1981109
198092
197981
197884
197796
197695
197591
197481
197371
197281
197185
197093
196989
196891
196795
1966102
1965100
1964113
1963121
1962118
1961130
1960143
1959151
1958143
1957146
1956142
1955151
1954176
1953180
1952195
1951205
1950221
1949227
1948263
1947297
1946350
1945371
1944354
1943309
1942331
1941387
1940383
1939504
1938690
1937858
19361064
19351279
19341723
19291881
19232000
19201958
19131289

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California796
Washington1034
Florida1094
Pennsylvania1181
Tennessee1193
Arizona1217
New Jersey1312
New York1345
Texas1531
Ohio1569

Even more about Melinda


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 Melinda 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 female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Melinda?

3 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
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Melinda
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 12,183
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1913
2012 births +116

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