Melchior 🔥

Gender: Male Pronunciation: MEL-kee-or Meaning of Melchior: "city of the king; king of light" Origin of Melchior: Dutch from Hebrew

Melchior Origin and Meaning

The name Melchior is a boy's name of Polish origin meaning "city of the king; king of light".

The least used of the Three Wise Men's names, but a strong option for bold namers to consider.

The exact origins of Melchior are unknown, but it is speculated that it derived from either the Hebrew roots melekh and 'or, together meaning "king of light," or the Persian melk and quart, taken to mean "city of the king."

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Pop Culture References for the name Melchior

Melkior, Melker, Malkior, Malchior


Netta5187 Says:


It's not bad, it's just different. And I like it!

eveyalecia Says:


Sounds like a villain's name to me. In fact, I think there was a villain with this name in Teen Titans, so that's probably why I have that association. It also reminds me of "Excelsior!" which puts me in the mind of Arthurian myth and like... dark moors and witches? Which just reinforces the villain imagery for me.

On another note, I don't believe this name is Polish. It's Semitic in origin.

Zelliew Says:


I don't like the sound of it. To each his own, I guess

lizway Says:


forever ruined for me because of spring awakening, honestly.

kpearl8 Says:


Sorry to run on about this, but I just wanted to point out that people find your two examples objectionable mainly because they sound too close to negative words. That's a problem a lot of people are likely to have with those names. Melchior does not have that problem (unless I'm missing something obvious?) and so I think it's objectively easier for more people to like it.

kpearl8 Says:


No I don't see how the sound is particularly unpleasant, that was kinda my point. Sure you and many other people may find it unpleasant, but I was taking issue with the way the name entry assumed that was a foregone conclusion for everyone. Seeing the amount of other comments protesting that assumption on this page, I think my point is made.

clairels Says:


Yes, but can't you see how the sound is just unpleasant for most people? Obviously some people like it and that's fine. But some people also like Uriah and Hortense.

kpearl8 Says:


What are those good reasons exactly? Honestly I don't think the sound itself is all that different or more outrageous than other Biblical names like Malachi and Bathsheba. It's just that it's very rare and so seems unfamiliar and unwieldy. Plus it has good associations.

clairels Says:


This name sounds like acid reflux.

Hydra Says:


You are welcome! Heh, there's probably 99 reasons you could be angry at me; I'm one of those really irritating and easy-to-get-angry-at people. And I agree, Melchior is phenomenal.

raevynstar Says:


THANK YOU! I've been angry at you for a while--I can't even remember for what--but that comment made me forgive you. It's a great name. :)

Hydra Says:


What do you mean, "for a good reason"? Melchior is a seriously awesome name! Even though I'm a girl, I would love to be a Melchior! To me, this brings up the image of a tall, smooth jazz singer. That image alone makes it 1,000+ better.

mabespark Says:


Woah. Okay.

NaomiNY Says:


I love this name, too, especially since it's of my heritage :)

raevynstar Says:


It's such a cool name! 1, 000 times better than Speck (which is in the database, sadly)! ETA: Just realized the error of my comment--any name would be better than Speck. Melchior is still great. :)

lesliemarion Says:


Oh, I disagree! I love this name and Melchie or Milkie as nicknames. It is so much finer than bazillions of these hideous misspelled fake names on the top 500 today.