[ 3 syll. mel-vi-na, me-lv-ina ] The baby girl name Melvina is pronounced as MehLVIY-Naa- †. Melvina has its origins in the English and Old English languages. It is used largely in English. Old English origin: It is derived from the word wine with the meaning 'friend'. It represents the transferred use of the surname as a given name.
Melvina is an English form of the English, Scottish, and Scandinavian Malvina.
Melvina is the feminine equivalent of the English, French, and German Melvin.
Forms of Melvina include the English, Scandinavian, and Scottish Malvina, the name Melevine, the English Melva, the name Melveen, the name Melveena, the name Melvena, the name Melvene, the name Melvine, the name Melvinia, and the name Melvyna.
Another form of the name is the English shortening Mel.
See also the related category wine.
Melvina is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1902 with 0.018% of baby girls being named Melvina. It was #432 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a substantial decline in frequency since then, and is of only irregular use now. Among all girl names in its family, Melvina was nevertheless the most popular in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Melvina: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"