US Popularity:12503
Other Origin(s):Hebrew, Persian
Meaning:My king is light; City of the king
Melchior is a boy’s name of Polish origin. This ancient name may derive from the Hebrew phrase melki’or, meaning “my king is light.” It may also have its roots in the Old Persian melk quart, meaning “city of the king.” Melchior appears in the Christian Bible as the name of one of the Three Wise Men. Today, the name is most commonly found in Poland, but is rare in the US. Bringing to mind gold, frankincense, and myrrh, this ancient name is a mystical-sounding choice for your little royal.

Melchior Name Popularity Data

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in 2007
- 9555
from 1953
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