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The name Melvin is of Irish origin, and means great chief.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Melvin has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Melvin
Use of the Name Melvin for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
235,852 72,523 19,382 6,040 3,150 1,234 596
The table below indicates the number of times the name Melvin has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Melvin
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880129103  
188116176  
188216086  
188313096  
188414595  
1885125110  
188616983  
188713595  
1888131119  
188915097  
189014698  
1891127108  
1892144114  
1893137111  
1894129125  
1895111158  
1896115159  
1897129128  
1898115159  
1899106166  
1900102231  
190197176  
190287248  
190388230  
190492234  
190583291  
190682285  
190779330  
190875366  
190971445  
191075482  
191173592  
1912711,184  
1913611,643  
1914592,063  
1915602,787  
1916572,979  
1917573,157  
1918563,472  
1919563,385  
1920543,720  
1921533,879  
1922503,922  
1923484,019  
1924494,145  
1925504,145  
1926474,186  
1927484,198  
1928484,24696061
1929494,090  
1930504,036  
1931513,703  
1932513,773  
1933513,570  
1934553,694  
1935573,607  
1936533,719  
1937503,882  
1938543,819  
1939513,847  
1940523,946  
1941563,935  
1942594,196  
1943644,034  
1944683,732  
1945793,390  
1946843,753  
1947854,164  
1948814,012  
1949823,964  
1950873,885  
1951883,812  
1952913,928  
1953913,807  
1954923,705  
1955953,636  
19561013,619  
19571133,389  
19581223,143  
19591233,167  
19601243,016  
19611282,829  
19621372,574  
19631332,539  
19641342,426  
19651382,232  
19661422,041  
19671501,845  
19681501,793  
19691621,774  
19701711,678  
19711721,575  
19721711,454  
19731701,380  
19741881,198  
19751871,207  
19761901,164  
19771991,146  
19781971,161  
19792041,155  
19802171,107  
19812271,050  
19822271,030  
1983236947  
1984241907  
1985250899  
1986260852  
1987267815  
1988265883  
1989278891  
1990278932  
1991302847  
1992325777  
1993342714  
1994352691  
1995369644  
1996400583  
1997405570  
1998418555  
1999433538  
2000462511  
2001461519  
2002318886  
2003404638  
2004431596  
Totals:  235,852 61

During the last 125 years, parents have used Melvin as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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