Melody

Melody - A very unique female name



  Jan 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Melody, meaning song, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1935 on position #1527. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Melody and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Melody? 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 Melody. The baby girl name Melody was given to 1,753 baby girls in 2012, ranking #174 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 806 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Melody peaked in popularity 57 years ago in 1960 on position 153.



Famous with this name

Melody Patterson
Melody Garrett
Deneen Melody


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Melody is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Melody is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #96 - and is the least popular in Nebraska at position #442.

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 Melody is where you live.


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Melody origin and meaning

Melody is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means song. To see famous people named Melody, pop culture references for the name Melody and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Melody

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

Melodie / Melodee / Manuelita / Melda / Melodye / Melodi / Melida / Melita / Milta / Mellody /

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
2012174
2011203
2010199
2009228
2008282
2007294
2006300
2005308
2004313
2003300
2002297
2001287
2000401
1999436
1998388
1997373
1996396
1995368
1994358
1993344
1992307
1991314
1990317
1989290
1988283
1987268
1986269
1985259
1984234
1983225
1982231
1981223
1980198
1979197
1978193
1977196
1976201
1975206
1974212
1973223
1972243
1971243
1970261
1969240
1968230
1967204
1966191
1965198
1964192
1963183
1962184
1961172
1960153
1959185
1958194
1957182
1956154
1955184
1954198
1953222
1952232
1951259
1950273
1949287
1948284
1947282
1946327
1945406
1944553
1943551
1942535
1941986
19351527

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California96
Nevada114
New Mexico119
Alaska123
Arizona136
Texas156
Florida161
Hawaii167
New York176
Oklahoma179
Michigan187
Arkansas190
New Hampshire190
Washington196
Illinois207
Oregon208
Indiana211
Maryland211
Wisconsin213
South Carolina219
Ohio220
Tennessee227
District of Columbia233
Missouri238
Kentucky239
Virginia241
New Jersey244
Minnesota248
Colorado249
Alabama252
Utah258
Georgia262
Pennsylvania264
Kansas266
Mississippi273
North Carolina278
Idaho279
Louisiana280
Massachusetts283
West Virginia293
Iowa300
Connecticut316
Nebraska442

Even more about Melody


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 Melody 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 Melody?

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
1960
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Melody
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 806
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1935
2012 births +1,753

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