Baby Name Games

Melanie February 21, 2007

Filed under: Girls M,Top 100 List — namegames @ 5:00 pm

United States Top 100         Girls


  • The name Melanie was ranked 83 in popularity for girls in the US in 2006.
  • Melanie was ranked 1062 in 1881. It fell out of the top 1000 until regaining popularity in the 1930’s. It increased in popularity, breaking into the top 100 at 95 in 1968. It reached an alltime high of 42 in 1972 and began to decrease in popularity. It fell out of the top 100 in the 1990’s, but it now seems to be increasing again.

Reasons for Popularity

  • It offers the nickname Mel and Melly.
  • It has the popular “ie” ending.


  • The Greek meaning of Melanie is “dark skinned.”

Alternate Spellings


  • Mel, Melly

Is your name Melanie or did you choose this name for your child? Leave a comment sharing the name’s significance for you.


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