Melville name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 21st, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old French
Usage: English and Scottish
Pronunciation: m(e)-lville
Meaning: Bad Settlement, Leader, Hillside, Town by the Mill, From Malleville and Bad Village
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What does Melville mean?

Old-school and Trendy Melville is used commonly in Scottish and English, Melville means "Bad Settlement, Leader, Hillside, Town by the Mill, From Malleville or Bad Village" and of Old French origin is given to both genders.

What do we think of Melville as a name for a newborn?

Melville is a unique and charming name for a baby boy. Its French origin provides it with a certain elegance that sets it apart from other names commonly used today. While it may have a less than desirable meaning, this in no way detracts from the exceptional qualities of the name itself. Its distinctive sound and classic appeal make it an excellent choice for parents looking for something slightly different without being too unconventional. Additionally, the name's relatively rare usage ensures that your child will stand out in a crowd without feeling out of place or ostracized. Overall, Melville is an excellent option for parents who want to give their son an individual and memorable name that has timeless appeal and class.

How do I pronounce Melville?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Melville is m(e)-lville. mel-ville is another way(s) to say the name.

Variants of Melville

Malville, Melvin, Malwine, Belvin, Malvin, Telvin, Melvina, Malvina

Names that rhyme with Melville

How popular is the name Melville?

Melville is a familiar baby name in United States, it had been in use since 1880 and was last seen in 1981, during its 100 years of usage, it was able to reach the top 500 names. In 1880, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 425 on boy names chart when 77 babies were given the name Melville. Over 2283 babies in United States have been named Melville. The given name is an uncommon baby name in France where it is still in use.

Also, Melville is a familiar name in England, South Africa, Canada, Wales, Scotland, Jamaica and India. At least, 4000 people globally have been given the name as per our findings.

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What numbers say about Melville?

You are a good listener, and always give the best advice, especially when it comes to relationships. Nothing escapes your eye, your sense of smell is highly developed, such as your sense of touch. You dream of living in a more humane society. The only person you need to prove yourself is the person you see in the mirror every day. When it comes to life goals, you are cautious and always plan precisely your next steps.

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  •  Katina - Principally used in Russian and Swedish cherished, Katina aimed at both genders that originated from Old Greek, meaning of Katina is "The Pure or Pure"
  •  Jaylin - Popular unisex name Jaylin is of English-American and English origin which is prevalently used in English language, meaning of Jaylin is "Invented Name and Crested Bird". Jaylin is another transcription of Jaylyn.
  •  Mona - Pleasing and Conifer Latin, Greek and Arabic Mona means "Hermit or Aristocratic" used particulary in Scandinavian, Arabic and German is bestowed upon both boys and girls
  •  Saylor - Eminent Saylor is used in English came from English used as a unisex name, Saylor means "Sailor"
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Famous people named Melville

  • Melville E. Ingalls, Massachusetts state legislator
  • Melville Y. Stewart, is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus
  • Melville Macnaghten, CB KPM was Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police
  • Melville Marks Robinson, founded the British Empire Games
  • Melville Nimmer, American lawyer and law professor
  • Melville Arnott, Scottish academic
  • Melville Bull, U.S. Representative from Rhode Island
  • Melville Gideon, American composer
  • Melville Ruick, American actor
  • Melville J. Herskovits, American anthropologist
  • Melville Eastham, noted American radio pioneer and business executive
  • Melville Henry Cane, American poet and lawyer
  • Melville Elijah Stone, newspaper publisher
  • Melville Vail, professional ice hockey player
  • Melville Clyde Kelly, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Melville W. Beardsley, American inventor and aeronautical engineer whose pioneering efforts may have contributed to the invention of the Hovercraft
  • Melville Bell Grosvenor, president of the National Geographic Society and editor of 'The National Geographic Magazine'
  • Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, screenwriter
  • Melville House Publishing, independent publisher of literary fiction
  • Melville Cooper in Rebecca as Actor
  • Writer Melville Baker, famous for movie One Romantic Night
  • Melville Stewart, from 1915 crime, drama film After Dark, who characterized Maj. Warren.

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