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Melanie Meaning


What does Melanie mean?

The name Melanie is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Melanie is "black, dark skinned".

Melanie is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Me-la-nie.

The Given Name Melanie

Melanie is a great choice for parents looking for a more popular name.

Enchanting yet sweet, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Melanie Griffith, and Melanie Hamilton Wilkes.

Melanie Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 105 in baby name popularity for girls with 2,841 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 90 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,232 occurrences. It ranked 13,540 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

Want to see how Melanie sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Melanie Name Popularity Page.

Melanie Related Names

Variants of the name Melanie include Melany, Mellony.

Famous Melanies

  • Melanie Griffith ~ Actress
  • Melanie Hamilton Wilkes ~ Gone With the Wind character

Melanie Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Melanie.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Melanie Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Melanie in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Melanie.

Just for fun, see the name Melanie in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Melanie in Nautical Flags page.