Girl Baby Name

Melody

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Quick Facts on Melody

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 171
Pronunciation:
MEH-loh-dee
Simple meaning:
Singing of songs

Characteristics of Melody

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Melody

The Melody is the transferred use of an English vocabulary word which came from a Greek word “melōdia” meaning ‘singing of songs.’ A melody is essentially a series of musical notes that form a distinct and expressive quality of a song or poem. As a given name, Melody became popularized in the United States during the latter half of the 20th century.

Popularity of the Name Melody

The name Melody first debuted on the U.S. popularity charts in 1942, coming in at an impressive ranking of 523. We’re pretty sure that the Big Band/Swing era of the 30s, 40s and 50s had an impact on the name’s usage. It was a musical time in America when the dance form of jazz was characterized by a sweet and romantic melody. The height of the name’s popularity came in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Other musically-inspired names like Harmony and Cadence would eventually follow Melody onto the charts. The popularity of names like Melanie and Melissa probably helped enhance the interest in Melody, as well. Melody has never achieved a spot on the Top 100 list of most-favored girl names in America, keeping this unique name safely away from overuse. The name Melody is a melody in and of itself; a distinctly pretty sing-song sound. This is a perfect choice for music loving parents who are about to produce their perfect song.
Popularity of the Girl Name Melody
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Melody

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Melody

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Melody

    Melody We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Melody.

  • Popular Songs on Melody

    Popular Songs on Melody

    A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody - a song by The Lashes

    And The Melody Still Lingers On - a song by Chaka Khan

    Background Melody (The Only One) - a song by Blondie

    Broken Hearted Melody - a song by Sarah Vaughan

    Deadly Melody - a song by Wu-Tang Clan [explicit]

    Melody - a song by Andy Gibb

    Melody - a song by Ray J

    Melody - a song by Steve Perry

    Melody - a song by The Rolling Stones

    Melody Ann - a song by the Marshall Tucker Band

    Melody Cool - a song by Prince

    Melody Fair - a song by The Bee Gees

    Melody for a Memory - a song by Hall & Oates

    Melody Lee - a song by The Damned

    Melody Motel - a song by the Squeeze

    Melody of Love - a song by Frank Sinatra

    Mr. Melody - a song by Natalie Cole

    My Melody of Love - a song by Bobby Vinton

    Rock-a-bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - a song by Aretha Franklin

    Unchained Melody - a song by Righteous Brothers

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Melody

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Melody

    Cupcaked Crusader (David Lawrence) - It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Cupcaked Crusader! Otherwise known as the smallest ten-year-old with the biggest ideas in town - Horace Splattly. Horace, victim of his brilliant little sister's experiments, empowered by her chemically-altered cupcakes and mortified by the purple costume she makes him wear, flies through the skies of Blootinville breathing fire and foiling evil. But not much goes on in Horace's notoriously quiet town. Until one fateful day, when a gigantic, man-eating, furry monster appears on the playground at sunset! Can the Cupcaked Crusader save the town, or will Horace become monster chow? Recommended for ages 8-11.

    Dinner at Aunt Connie's House (Faith Ringgold) - Melody loves the annual family excursion to Aunt Connie's house--everyone gets to go swimming, share a fabulous dinner and see an exhibition of Aunt Connie's most recent art. From their frames on the wall, famous African American women such as Rosa Parks, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Zora Neale Hurston tell their stories of their devotion to causes from civil rights to education. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    M is for Melody: A Music Alphabet (Kathy-Jo Wargin) - From the oom pah pah of the brass section to the tickle and tease of the keyboard ivories, M is for Melody gives a music lesson in alphabet form. Instruments, composers, terms, and even musical styles are examined from A-Z in easy, read-aloud rhymes and expository, accompanied by colorful and engaging artwork. Based on MENC National Standards for Music Education, educators will find this a valuable addition to their classroom material. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Melody and the BIG meet: Book One in a Series (Jeremy M. Thayer) - "What if you were rejected and unwanted by your school, and the only thing you were really good at was something that carried the most ridicule and hardship?” This is the question contained in the mind of Melody Angelic. Melody with her good friend Courtney Addams face heckling, torment, bullying, and danger in this inspirational and powerful book of one Girl's struggle to be accepted and win her race...called life. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Melody and the Enchanted Harp (Elise Allen) - When the Land of Music comes to the top of the Faraway Tree, Melody and her four friends have to use all of their skill to whisk the latest Talisman—an enchanted harp—away from the tyrannical Queen Quadrille. With Talon in hot pursuit this adventure could spell double trouble for the five fairies. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Melody and the Gemini Locket (Elise Allen) - Things begin to go wrong in the Land of the Doubles when Melody comes face to face with her twin! But the girls aren't the only ones getting into trouble and, with a little luck; Talon the evil troll might also be causing himself problems! Can the fairy friends pull themselves together in time to rescue the Talisman? Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Melody Mooner Stayed Up All Night! (Frank B. Edwards) - A simple story brought to life with Bianchi's funny watercolors, Melody Mooner Stayed Up All Night affectionately relates an unlikely family bedtime that parents and children alike will enjoy. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Melody Mooner Takes Lessons (Frank B. Edwards) - When Melody turns six, she decides that it is time to take lessons--but finding the perfect past time is harder than it looks. Each month, she tries something new only to discover unexpected problems. 16 color illustrations. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Mozart Finds a Melody (Stephen Costanza) - In this fictionalized version of how the composer wrote his "Piano Concerto no. 17 in G Major," Mozart is facing a case of writer's block and a looming deadline. His pet starling begins to sing and the notes provide a fine melody. When the young man opens her cage, she flies out. He looks for her all over the city but doesn't find her. However, the sounds of the streets give him additional inspiration so that he can complete the piece and perform it as planned. This tale can be used to introduce Mozart and to open discussion about how a composer might get inspiration from life around him. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Terror of The Pink Dodo Balloons (David Lawrence) - Everyone's favorite pint-sized pastry-loving superhero is back, ready to save Blootinville from nefarious villains and win the heart of fair Sara Willow! But unfortunately for Horace Splattly (a.k.a. the Cupcaked Crusader), his brilliant little sister Melody has other plans for him: the annual Blootinville Celernip Prince Pageant for Boys. Not even Horace's superpowers can save him from Melody's mortifying plans…or can they? Recommended for ages 8-11.

    To Catch a Clownasaurus (David Lawrence) - The Cupcaked Crusader is facing his toughest challenge yet: a school camping trip! Not only is Horace Splattly mistakenly put in the kindergartner's cabin, but his brilliant little sister Melody wants to use his superpowers to find the rare and valuable Blootinite. But when someone-or something-kidnaps all the teachers from the camp, Horace thinks he knows the villains behind the wicked plot-the legendary Clownosauruses. But can our pint-sized, pastry-loving superhero succeed in tracking the elusive monsters? Will he catch the culprit behind the teachers' mysterious disappearance? And just what is a Clownosuarus anyway? Recommended for ages 8-11.

  • Famous People Named Melody

    Famous People Named Melody

    Famous People Named Melody - Melody Barnes (politician); Melody Gardot (jazz and blues singer); Melody Thomas Scott (daytime actress); Melody Thornton (member of the Pussycat Dolls)

  • Children of Famous People Named Melody

    Children of Famous People Named Melody

    Famous People who Named their Daughter Melody - Johnny Depp (actor); Phillip Michael Thomas (actor); Yul Brynner (actor)

  • Historic Figures

    Melody - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Melody - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Melody.

Personality of the Girl Name Melody

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Melody

  • No Variations Found.
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