Mel - Meaning of Mel
[ 1 syll. mel, me-l ] The baby girl name Mel is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced as MEHL †. Mel has its origins in the Old Greek, Latin, English, Old English, and Germanic languages. It is used largely in English and Portuguese.
Mel is an English shortening of the Dutch, English, French, and German Melanie.
Mel is also an English shortening of the English and German Melinda.
Mel is also an English and Portuguese shortening of the English and German Melissa.
Mel is also a shortening of the English Melody.
Mel is also a shortening of the English Melvina.
Mel is also a form of the English Millicent.
See also the related form, the name Melrose.
Mel is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Mel, Melanie was the most commonly used. Mel has primarily been a boy name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Mel: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Mel:
Singer Melanie (Mel B) Brown, born Melanie Janine Brown 29 May 1975, West Yorkshire, England.
Singer Melanie (Mel C) Chisholm, born Melanie Jayne Chisholm 12 January 1974, Lancashire, England.