[ 1 syll. mel, me-l ] The baby boy name Mel is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is MEHL †. Mel is largely used in the Spanish and English languages, and it is derived from Hebrew and Old English origins.
Mel is a Spanish variant of the name Manuel (English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish).
Mel is also an English contraction of the name Melvin (English, French, and German).
Mel is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1958, 0.006% of baby boys were given the name Mel. Its ranking then was #688. The baby name has since declined in popularity, and is now of very light use. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Mel, Manuel was the most popular in 2018. Mel has in the past century been predominantly given to baby boys.
† 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:
Actor Mel Gibson, born 3 January 1956, Peekskill, New York.
Comedian Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky, 28 June 1926, Brooklyn, New York.
Voice Actor Mel Blanc, born Melvin Jerome Blank, 30 May 1908 - 10 July 1989, San Francisco, California.