Modern invented name

Melba Origin and Meaning

The name Melba is a girl's name .

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 Moorestage name of Beatrice Melba Hill, American singer and actress
  • Melba MontgomeryAmerican country music singer
  • Melba Doretta ListonAmerican jazz trombonist
  • Melba Newell PhillipsAmerican physicist
  • Melba Pattillo BealsAmerican civil rights activist, who integrated the all,white Central High School as part of the "Little Rock Nine"
  • Melba Padilla MaggayFilipina author and anthropologist
  • Melba Roy MoutonAmerican mathematician for NASA
  • Nellie Melbastage name of Helen Porter Mitchell, Australian operatic soprano

Melba in Pop Culture

  • Melbapopular singer who marries Malcolm in James Purdy's novel "Malcolm" (1959)
  • Melbakoala character in video game series "Animal Crossing"
  • Melbamonster on Japanese TV series "Ultraman Tiga"
  • Melba Toastcracker named after Nellie Melba
  • Peach Melbadessert named after Nellie Melba

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