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Gender: F Origin of Melba: Modern invented name

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Australian opera singer Nellie Melba -- self-named for her hometown of Melbourne -- inspired this now-dated name more associated today with a peach dessert and dietetic toast.

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Famous People Named Melba

Melba Moore, American singer and actress
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Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer
Melba Pattillo Beals, American civil rights activist, who integrated the all-white Central High School as part of the "Little Rock Nine"
Melba Phillips, American physicist and science educator

Pop Culture References for the Name Melba

Melba Toast
Anagram of MABEL
Melba, popular singer who marries Malcolm in James Purdy's novel "Malcolm" (1959)

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