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Melba Girl Name


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Melba name image The name Melba is of English origin, and means slender or soft.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Melba 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 Melba
Use of the Name Melba for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years50 Years25 Years10 Years5 Years2 Years1 Year
33,3032,98300000
The table below indicates the number of times the name Melba has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Melba first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1894, which is the first year shown on the table.  Melba last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1966, the last 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 Melba
 Used as a Girl NameUsed as a Boy Name
YearRankCountRankCount
189480615  
189573519  
189652433  
189748536  
189839960  
189943146  
190051244  
190151236  
190255635  
190347945  
190441761  
1905337102  
190633998  
1907324114  
1908346106  
1909326123  
1910305160  
1911327146  
1912312218  
1913288273  
1914280351  
1915264494  
1916251580  
1917234701  
1918220821  
1919222789  
1920211906  
1921211912  
1922209928  
1923211923  
1924202997  
1925210933  
1926207918  
1927213894  
1928214867  
1929217818  
1930210860  
1931217771  
1932206873  
1933217776  
1934223772  
1935225759  
1936225718  
1937211789  
1938204851  
1939213783  
1940233729  
1941241715  
1942274649  
1943286592  
1944287568  
1945306506  
1946325528  
1947351517  
1948369456  
1949382425  
1950403394  
1951401419  
1952448369  
1953395460  
1954413439  
1955446405  
1956497355  
1957484388  
1958580294  
1959611265  
1960632255  
1961672237  
1962758188  
1963760184  
1964875141  
1965825146  
1966904125  
Totals:  33,303 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Melba 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 Melba appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 73 times during the last 125 years.


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Girl Name Melba