US Popularity:8770
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Council protector; darkness
Mel is a short, sweet, gender-neutral name of many origins to give baby plenty of inspiration to hone their path. A shortened version of the English name Melvin, this name translates to “council protector,” a lovely choice to build baby’s defense skills. If you’d rather inspire baby’s edgy side, Mel can also be a shortened version of Melanie, a Greek name that means “darkness.” For a more sweet-sounding choice, Mel can be a short form of the Greek name Melissa, which will connect your baby with the vital “honeybee.” Whether your bundle of joy develops a strong armor, dark soul, or sweet heart, the name Mel will fit them with ease.

Famous People Named Mel

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Mel Brooks
  • Mel Gibson
  • Mel Hein
    Football Player

Mel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mel is currently #3122 on The Bump
Boy:Mel is currently #2132 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Mel is currently #1731 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mel is currently #8770 in U.S. births
Boy:Mel is currently #17758 in U.S. births
Girl:Mel is currently #12542 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
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from 2022
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