Melvin

Melvin - A very unique male name



  Apr 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Melvin, meaning council protector, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #75. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Melvin and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Melvin? 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 Melvin. The baby boy name Melvin was given to 348 baby boys in 2012, ranking #617 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,716 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Melvin peaked in popularity 93 years ago in 1926 on position 47.



Famous with this name

Rachel Melvin
Melvin Wong
Melvin Gordon


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Melvin is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Melvin is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #292 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,038.

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 Melvin is where you live.


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Melvin origin and meaning

Melvin is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means council protector. To see famous people named Melvin, pop culture references for the name Melvin and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Melvin

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

Melvyn / Malvin /

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
2012617
2011633
2010557
2009507
2008472
2007441
2006426
2005427
2004429
2003403
2002314
2001465
2000458
1999430
1998416
1997401
1996403
1995368
1994353
1993340
1992324
1991305
1990276
1989276
1988264
1987264
1986258
1985251
1984240
1983236
1982227
1981227
1980218
1979204
1978198
1977198
1976193
1975189
1974189
1973170
1972171
1971170
1970170
1969161
1968150
1967150
1966142
1965138
1964134
1963133
1962137
1961128
1960125
1959122
1958122
1957113
1956101
195595
195493
195391
195291
195188
195087
194982
194881
194785
194685
194578
194467
194364
194260
194156
194053
193951
193854
193750
193653
193557
193455
193351
193251
193151
193050
192949
192848
192748
192647
192550
192448
192348
192250
192153
192054
191956
191856
191757
191657
191560
191459
191361
191271
191170
191075

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania292
Maryland330
Louisiana340
Connecticut345
South Carolina360
New York376
Nevada378
Mississippi385
Kentucky436
Massachusetts445
Virginia507
Florida599
Ohio654
Texas655
North Carolina657
Missouri664
Georgia716
Michigan745
New Jersey747
Minnesota751
Indiana775
California798
Tennessee838
Illinois1038

Even more about Melvin


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 Melvin 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 Melvin?

2 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
1926
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Melvin
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 4,716
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +348

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