Melba

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

Short form of the place name Melbourne in Australia which was used as a surname by the Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell for her stage name "Nellie Melba" (1861-1931) [1] [2] [3]

The port town Melbourne in southeast Australia is the capital of Victoria and the country's second largest city. It was named in 1837 in honour of William Lamb, second Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), the British prime minister. The minister's own title comes from his seat, Melbourne Hall in Derbyshire. [4]

The place name Melbourne means 'middle stream': Old English middel (replaced by Old Norse meðal) = 'middle' and Old English burna = 'stream' [5]

Related Names

Melba
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Melba
Genitive: Melbas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Melba
Genitive: Melban
Partitive: Melbaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Melba
Genitive: Melbas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Melba
Genitive: Melbas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
24 31 0 0
Denmark Denmark[7]
12 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
7 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 3 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Melba.

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [9]

References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. Adrian Room: Brewer's Dictionary of Names (1992)
  5. P. H. Reaney and R. M. Wilson: Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames (2005)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi