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Gender: Female Origin of Melinda: English combination name

The name Melinda is a girl's name of English origin. Melinda and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

In the eighteenth century there was a poetic fad for names with the 'inda' sound, and, along with Belinda, Clarinda, Dorinda and Florinda, Melinda was one of those created at that time. It came into non-literary use in the 1840's, peaking in the U.S. in the late 1960s and 1970s: Melinda was a Top 100 name from 1967 to 1980. It began to fade as nickname Mindy ascended. Nowadays, however, Melinda feels more contemporary than cousins Melissa, Mindy, Belinda and Linda.

Melinda was the name of the lead character played by Jennifer Love Hewitt in Ghost Whisperer; her most prominent modern bearer is philanthropist Melinda Gates.

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Popularity

Melinda is #1537 on Nameberry

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Pop Culture References for the name Melinda

Linda, Melina, Mylenda, Melinde, Malynda, Meline, Mandy, Mallie, Melynda, Malinda, Lindy, Linnie, Milynda, Milinda, Mellinda, Mally,

Comments

indiefendi2 Says:

2017-05-31T20:19:31

I like Melinda. Melinda Gates gives it an intelligent and philanthropic image.

Melinda White Says:

2017-04-20T00:34:35

I like my name! Anyone I know who has my name was def born between late 60's -late 70's , I'm actually in between. Also my nick name is Mindy which I hate! Lol. The phrase "Mork where's Mindy?" from (The Mork & Mindy show) got real old & sounded very corny to me, haha! Otherwise I don't really hear my name anymore but know 4 other woman who have it. I like Mel for short! ;)

bordercollie Says:

2017-03-24T01:36:25

I like this name a lot more than Belinda or Linda. Slightly prefer Melissa, but only by a tiny bit.

Melsie22 Says:

2016-10-30T12:04:57

My name :)

Zelliew Says:

2015-07-10T01:52:08

Yes ! I think it's a lovely feminine name

flora_kate Says:

2015-04-11T18:27:05

The prettiest of all the -linda names in my opinion!