"settlement on infertile land"

Melville Origin and Meaning

The name Melville is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "settlement on infertile land".

All names ending in ville are in nowheresville.

# 973 in the US

Melville Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Melville

  • Melville Weston Fuller8th Chief Justice of the US
  • Melville Davisson PostAmerican mystery novelist
  • Melville Leslie MacnaghtenEnglish police commissioner who investigated Jack the Ripper
  • (George) Melville CooperEnglish actor
  • Melvil PoupaudFrench actor
  • Richard Melville Hall aka MobyAmerican techno singer and songwriter
  • Herman MelvilleAmerican novelist of "Moby Dick"