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Melba Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Melba is of English origin.

The meaning of Melba is "mill stream".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 18173  in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Melba Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Melba has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Melba to other names.


What will your new little Melba be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Children named Melba are often calm and academic but most of all they are  read more >>

Related Names

The names Melborn, Melbourne, Melburn, Melbyrne are all forms of Melba.

Other Tidbits

Melba falls into the water name category.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Melba.

Just for fun, see the name Melba 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 Melba in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.