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
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