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The first name 

Meliah is a first name for girls.

When two girls called Meliah meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Meliah is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 2 out of 100,000 girls have been named Meliah. In the SmartGenius ranking, Meliah is #4,402 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Meliah.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Meliah -
ahead of the curve

In fact, the name Meliah did not fit the trend of the last century. Young parents in the 2000s began to change that a bit. After several years of not being given at all (or less than 5 times, because that's the number required for a name to appear in the statistics), Meliah seemed to be more popular than ever in 2009. Although the name never ranked higher than #3,037, 50 parents chose it that year, making it a potential new rising star on the horizon of beautiful and rare names. If your name is Meliah, you are well on your way to becoming en vogue.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Meliah was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Meliah in 2022 – originality welcome!

In 2022, expectant parents chose the yet rare name Meliah a few times. Among all newborn girls it ranked #4,546 - with a total of 25 baby girls. This means, as you can see above, that the name is still more common than it was most time of the last century, when it supposedly didn't appear at all for many years - giving girls with this first name a sheen of something particularly contemporary and special.

Meliah -
at home only in a few regions of the USA

It is not so easy to find a woman or girl named Meliah in the USA. Although the name is not sooooo rare overall, it is only at home in a few selected regions of the USA. In the entire United States there are currently a total of 83 women and girls named Meliah, but there are vast areas of the country where not a single person with this name can be found. In fact, the 83 women and girls named Meliah live in no more than 6 different states, including for example Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana and New York. In all other 43 states, there are no – or, to be precise, less than a handful – women called Meliah. (To explain: The official statistics provide the data per state only if at least five women with a specific name live in the same state. So, it’s quite possible that there are one or two states where someone with the name Meliah lives although the name is not listed in the official statistics. Should you be one of those rare people whose name is Meliah and you live outside the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics.). The state with the most girls and women named Meliah relative to its female population is California. And even there, only one in 317,296 women and girls would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Meliah.

Meliah has 6 letters 
and begins with an M

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter M is a quite popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 8.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A and S are more common for girls' names.

With six letters, the name Meliah is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

Therefore: As 8.5% of all girls' names start with an M, this initial letter occurs nearly 2.5-times as often as all 26 letters on average – and the most common one of all the girls’ names starting with M is Mary.

Other names with 
M, e, l, i, a and h

If you take all the letters in the name Meliah – M, e, l, i, a and h – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Meilah or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Meliah

If your name is Meliah and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Meliah

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Meliah, you can simply say:







This is how the name Meliah is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Meliah in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Meliah

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Meliah is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Meliah

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Meliah sounds like this: