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The name Melanie is of Greek origin, and means blackness.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Melanie has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Melanie
Use of the Name Melanie for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
196,626 184,816 81,634 29,328 16,404 7,064 3,534
The table below indicates the number of times the name Melanie has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Melanie first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1886, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Melanie
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18868748  
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193898153  
193993357  
1940482199  
1941392309  
1942355388  
1943353406  
1944414306  
1945385334  
1946377409  
1947349521  
1948241957  
19492171,196  
19502371,027  
19512441,004  
19522111,349  
19532091,428  
19541781,859  
19551412,655  
19561432,689  
19571522,469  
19581572,529  
19591492,825  
19601243,664  
19611233,747  
19621064,277  
19631014,267  
19641053,941  
19651223,117  
19661153,049  
19671103,114  
1968953,639  
1969923,920  
1970904,330  
1971665,133  
1972426,295  
1973436,069  
1974515,480  
1975525,361  
1976535,239  
1977535,362  
1978544,985  
1979535,026  
1980604,845  
1981664,469  
1982664,243  
1983793,547  
1984853,508  
1985883,127  
1986972,974  
19871022,736  
1988992,826  
1989883,626  
1990863,810  
1991963,574  
1992983,356  
19931102,984  
19941202,681  
19951172,641  
19961192,662  
19971272,518  
19981352,457  
19991262,646  
20001142,963  
20011172,905  
2002943,472  
2003933,530  
2004893,534  
Totals:  196,626 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Melanie as a girl's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Melanie appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 68 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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