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Gender: male
Pronunciation: mel-VEN, MEL-ven
Meaning: bad village, smooth brow, protector
Related Names: Mel, Melv, Melvyn

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male

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Rank in 2000s: 417

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Name: melvin Origin: French,,, Celtic,, Meaning (no case): bad village, smooth brow, protector





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

The name Melvin is believed to be a deviation of Melville, originally itself possibly Malleville, and representing a French Norman name (possibly with Scottish roots) meaning “bad village.” This etymology is easy to see from the root “mal” for bad and “ville” for village. The reason for the attachment of bad is unclear, but it could have been attributed to anything from lawlessness to plague.

Melvin also may have Celtic roots representing name meaning “smooth brow” or perhaps more curiously, an Old English name meaning “high protector.”[1]

POPULARITY

Social Security Administration - Empty rankings indicate the name was not among the 1000 most popular names for that year.

POPULARITY STATISTICS
Year of Birth Rank
2006 425
2005 434
2004 433
2003 405
2002 316
2001 461
2000 459
1999 433
1998 418
1997 404
1996 400
1995 367
1994 352
1993 342
1992 325

Internationally, the name Melvin enjoys some popularity in Sweden, Canada, Belgium and Australia as follows:

26th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2006) 31st - as a boy's name in Sweden (2005) 47th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2004) 59th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2003) 66th - as a boy's name in Sweden (2002) 83rd - as a boy's name in Sweden (2001) 113rd - as a boy's name in Sweden (2000) 173rd - as a boy's name in Sweden (1999) 203rd - as a boy's name in Sweden (1998) 310th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2002) 414th - as a boy's name in Canada (BC) (1997) 449th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2003) 485th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2004) 526th - as a boy's name in Canada (BC) (1998) 564th - as a boy's name in Australia (New South Wales) (2001) 607th - as a boy's name in Belgium (2005) [1]


FACTS


NAMESAKES

  • Melvin, IA Population (1990): 250 Zip code(s): 51350
  • Melvin, IL Population (1990): 466 Zip code(s): 60952
  • Melvin, MI Population (1990): 148 Zip code(s): 48454
  • Melvin, TX Population (1990): 184 Zip code(s): 76858 [1]

FAMOUS PERSONS

OTHER MELVIN'S

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Author: Mike_Szimanski

NOTES

Facts about MelvinRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning bad village, smooth brow, protector  +
Meaningnc bad village, smooth brow, protector  +
Name melvin  +
Origin French  +, and Celtic  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation mel-VEN, MEL-ven  +
Rank in 2000s 417  +
Related Mel  +, Melv  +, and Melvyn  +
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