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Gender: Female Origin of Melba: Modern invented name

The name Melba is a girl's name . Melba and is often added to lists like Australian Baby Names: Aussie Favorites and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

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, stage name of Beatrice Melba Hill, American singer and actress
Melba Montgomery, American country music singer
Melba Doretta Liston, American jazz trombonist
Melba Newell Phillips, American physicist
Melba Pattillo Beals, American civil rights activist, who integrated the all-white Central High School as part of the "Little Rock Nine"
Melba Padilla Maggay, Filipina author and anthropologist
Melba Roy Mouton, American mathematician for NASA
Nellie Melba, stage name of Helen Porter Mitchell, Australian operatic soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Melba

Melba, popular singer who marries Malcolm in James Purdy's novel "Malcolm" (1959)
Melba, koala character in video game series "Animal Crossing"
Melba, monster on Japanese TV series "Ultraman Tiga"
Melba Toast, cracker named after Nellie Melba
Peach Melba, dessert named after Nellie Melba

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