The name "Melody" was used in an American children's novel in 1893 (Melody: The Story of a Child
by Laura Richards). There were probably at least a few girl named Melody around that time.
Melody first appears on the US popularity charts in 1942, at #523 (top 1000 names). However, if you go beyond the top 1000 you can see more. There were five baby girls named Melody in 1920, and there were 17 in 1930 (I didn't check every year). I wonder what caused the big increase in 1942?
My PNL is now rateable! (Top 25 for each gender)
Top rated: Henry
; Bottom rated: Gerald
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