US Popularity:4173
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Honey; Black, dark; Bee
Pay homage to one of the world's best-loved sitcoms by naming baby girl after one of its writers and executive producers, Mindy Kaling. It might not be one of the words you'd immediately think of when you think of Mindy's character, Kelly, but this name comes from the Greek name Melissa_,_ which means "bee,” as well as the Latin name Melania, translating to “black” or “dark.” This delightful Latin name is also a nickname for Melinda, meaning “honey,” though it has become a name in its own right. With a name like Mindy, you can encourage your little busy bee to embrace the sweetest meaning by treating people with kindness and generosity.

Mindy Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mindy is currently #2865 on The Bump
Girl:Mindy is currently #1275 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mindy is currently #4173 in U.S. births
Girl:Mindy is currently #1484 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 101
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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  • WordSense Dictionary, Melanie

  • Behind the Name, Mindy, July 2008

  • Behind the Name, Melinda, February 2020

  • Behind the Name, Meliisa, May 2020

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