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Gender: Male Meaning of Melchior: "city of the king" Origin of Melchior: Polish

The name Melchior is a boy's name of Polish origin meaning "city of the king". Melchior and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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This name of one of the Three Wise Men is rarely used, for good reason.

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Famous People Named Melchior

Saint Melchior, one of the three Magi
Saint Melchior Grodziecki, Polish martyr
Melchior d'Hondecoeter, Dutch bird painter
Melchior Lengyel (born Lebovics Menyhért), Hungarian novelist and playwright
Melchior Anderegg, Swiss mountaineer
Melchior Ndadaye, 4th President of Burundi
Melchior Hoffman, German Anabaptist prophet and leader
Melchior Klesl, Austrian statesman and cardinal
Melchior Lobkowicz, son of Prince Maximilian & Princess Alina Lobkowicz
Melchior Franziskus Ansi, Polish-German baroque painter
Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, German-French journalist, art critic and diplomat

Pop Culture References for the name Melchior

Melchior Gabor, main character in musical "Spring Awakening"
Melchior, villain in animated series "Teen Titans"
Melchior Sturmthal, banner-bearer of Berne in Sir Walter Scott's "Anne of Geierstein" (1829)
Feminized as Melchora
Melchior, One of the three Magi computers in Japanese anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"

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