US Popularity:4034
Other Origin(s):British, Greek
Meaning:Sweet; Honey; Pretty; Black; dark; Honeybee
With this name, you'll be able to reflect baby's sweeter-than-sugar nature. Melinda is a feminine name that has English, Greek, and Latin roots and means "sweet" and "honey." It also comes from the word melit and is made up of two elements—melit, meaning "honey," and linda, which means "pretty." Melinda is one of a slew of -inda names, like Belinda, that came into use in the eighteenth century. Melinda can also come from the Greek Melissa, meaning "honeybee," and Melanie, meaning "dark" or "black." Despite being in circulation for several centuries, Melinda still feels modern and gives baby a bevy of nicknames to choose from, including the cute Mindy.

Melinda Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Melinda is currently #1964 on The Bump
Girl:Melinda is currently #871 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Melinda is currently #4034 in U.S. births
Girl:Melinda is currently #1436 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 298
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • WordSense, Melinda

  • Behind the Name, Melinda, February 2020

  • Behind the Name, Melanie, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Melissa, May 2020

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Melissa, December 2018

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, *melit-, December 2018

  • WordSense, linda

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