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The baby name Melody was one of the most popular options for baby girls in the mid-twentieth century. It is on the rise again due to the vintage and trendy feel it gives off, almost close to the top 100 list. The name still has the musical feel to it that the original word represents.

Meaning of the name Melody:

English: song tune
Greek: song

Origin of the name Melody:

The baby name Melody originated in England and America with the spelling of the word “melody” used in music terminology. This word comes from the Greek “meloidia.” The name was one of the most popular options for girls in the mid-twentieth century, and again in the past decade.

Symbolism of the name Melody:

The Greek word “meloidia” that Melody comes from combines two Greek root words. The first is “melos” which means “song” and “aeido” which means “to sing.”

Baby name Melody

Style of the name Melody:

Modern

Gender of the name Melody:

Melody is a beautiful and natural female name.

Pronunciation of the name Melody:

MEHL-uh-dee

Number of syllables in the name Melody:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Melody:

Melody feels wholesome, light, and natural. It is a delicate name that does have a song-like feel to it.

Alternative spellings for the name Melody:

Nicknames for the name Melody:

  • Mel
  • Loddie
  • Loddy
  • Melly
  • Mellie
  • Melo
  • Di Di

Popularity of the name Melody:

Melody has been a popular baby name in America since 1942. From the years 1954 to 1966, it was a top 200 name, reaching this status again in more recent years since it has a vintage and trendy feel. As of 2012, and in the year 2010, Melody has been a top 200 name, reaching rank 106 in 2020.

Related names for the name Melody:

Great middle names for Melody and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Melody:

  • Melody Gardot (singer, “Baby I'm a Fool”)
  • Melody Anderson (actress, “Firewalker”)
  • Melody Thornton (singer of The Pussycat Dolls band)
  • Melody Cooper (field hockey player)
  • Melody Perkins (actress, “Power Rangers”)
  • Melody Scott (actress, “Marnie”)
  • Melody Lacayanga (professional dancer)

Melodys in popular culture:

  • Melody Ellison (character from “American Girl” series)
  • Melody (character from “The Little Mermaid 2”)
  • Melody Plumb (character from “The Nest”)
  • Melody Pond (character from “Doctor Who”)
  • Melody Carver (character from “Monster High”)
  • Melody Bledsoe (character from “Switched at Birth”)