Biblical meaning of the name melanie
Melanie is derived from Melania. Melania is a Greek girl’s name derived from the word “melas” or “melaina.” This means ‘black‘. The name was used in Greek mythology.
Melania first appeared in our country in the 19th century.
This information comes from the Large First Name Book 2018 with all the information about thousands of names.
Numbers and variations Melanie
The graph below shows the number of times Melanie was given as a baby name per year.
Number of times the name Melanie has been given per year Ⓒ Meertens Institute
Melanie is derived from Melania. Melania is rare. There are not yet 500 women with this name. They prefer to use the Melanie variant. This form occurs 12,000 times, usually as the first name.
Melanie came into use around 1970 and was widely used for a number of years. Around 1990, the use of this name increased even more. Around 2000, the number of children who were given this name each year fell sharply.
The English variant Melany is much less common, just like Melania: less than 600 women bear this name.