Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Black, Dark
Main Origin Language: Greek
(Or View Melanie Boy)

In 2017 the name Melanie...

• was given to 3,227 baby girls
• was the 90th most popular name for baby girls
• was 19% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Texas, and Nevada
• was least popular in Maine, Alaska, and North Dakota
• was about as popular as Peyton and Gianna
Babies Named Melanie Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Melanie...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1973
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1951
• is 77% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 19% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Kina, Billiejo, Latonya, Toby, Jamey, Heath
• has the most opposite popularity history to Celia, Marlyn, Mattie, Irvin, Irving, Unknown
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Melanie Per State
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Geographically the name Melanie...

• 58% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Camila, Valeria, Andrea, Angel, Carlos, Alan
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Lillian, Harper, Piper, Sawyer, Jackson, Tucker
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Melanie by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Melanie are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Melanie will be the only kid named Melanie in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Melanie compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Melanie rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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