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Girl Name: Mel

Name: Mel
Pronunciation: \mel\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Mel's also a boy name)
Meaning: smooth brow; black, dark-skinned; bee; honey; brave strength
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Mal, Mela
Similar Names: Del, Bel, Meg, Mei, Merl, Mea, Nel


Mel \mel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Mel), is a variant of Malvina (English), Melanie (Greek), Melissa (Greek) and Millicent (Old French), and the meaning of Mel is "smooth brow; black, dark-skinned; bee; honey; brave strength".

The baby name Mel sounds like Mal and Mela. Other similar baby names are Del, Bel, Meg, Mei, Merl, Mea and Nel.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Mel.


Mel is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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