Melody Name Meaning & Origin

Melody

Pronunciation: MEH-loh-dee (key)

Origin of the name Melody:

Taken directly from melody (melody, song), from the Greek melōdia, which is derived from the elements melos (song) and aeidein (to sing).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Mel, Melodie

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My name is Melody! :) I have only ever met one other person named Melody in real life, so I see my name as pretty unique. Be aware, lots of people call me “Melanie” on accident, and guys often use my name as a pick up line... LOL (example: “Sing me a song”). However, I do also get lots of compliments on my name! Many people tell me it is very pretty.

About myself: I am a shy person who is often considered very nice, although sometimes I am judged or misunderstood (apparently I don’t look nice, but most people who talk to me realize that’s not the case). I love to sing, I am very whimsical and I love to dress in a quirky way! :) I care a lot about humanity and I want to help the world in a big way (I plan to work with foster children as a career). I also love animals! :)

I feel very blessed to have the name Melody. I love how fun and happy it sounds. I wouldn’t change it for the world! <3

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Melody is a beautiful name and usually if you come across a Melody they will brighten your day. They love people and life.

Well, I once worked with a girl named Melody, and she definitely DID NOT brighten my day! If I or other workers were out of the room, she would screw up their work to make it look like she was the only one there who did the work right. The big bosses finally got wise to her and she got fired, hip-hip-hurray

I also knew a girl named Melody whom I didn't like, she was a mean, tough broad

My Aunts Name is Melody and My Dad says that she used to be quite evil and she'd use her name to pretend she was incredibly sweet. She's actually only 2 years older than my oldest sister (so I see her a lot, they're very close), and My Sister tells me that she was 'never like that!' but then again, I'm sure there's a lot of covering for each other going on there... Aunt Mel's awesome though!

Nicknames for Melody: | Edit

Mel
Mell
Mellie
Ellie
Lola
Dee
Mello
Mel-Mel

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Famous real-life people named Melody: | Edit

Melody, J-POP star
Melody Thornton, the Pussycat Dolls
Melody Carlson, American Christian author
Melody Patterson, actress

Melody in song, story & screen: | Edit

Melody from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Melody from Josie and the Pussycats
Melody Pond from Doctor Who
Melody Guthrie, Aero in the X-Men comics
My Melody, Sanrio Character

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