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Mel Brooks (born Melvin) is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
My uncle calls me that even though my name is really Melanie.
Jinx  1/8/2006
Famous bearer is Mel Gibson, an American actor and director. He won the Academy Award for Directing.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
The person who did Bugs Bunny's voice is Mel Blanc.
philologos  3/28/2006
Not only did Mel Blanc do the voice of Bugs Bunny, but also Marvin the Martian, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzalez, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2006
Mel is a nickname for a character named Meliara, a rebellious barefooted countess, in a book by Sherwood Smith.
― Anonymous User  9/14/2006
There's a Thai guy in my class who goes by Mel. His actual name is Tananant, though. Go figure.
aqualime  10/17/2006
This name is a fun and short nickname for Melvin, Melissa, Melinda, Melanie, and Melody.
mhavril39  10/20/2007
Mel can also be short for Melinda.
Hushpuppy  4/4/2008
I never did like the sound of this nickname, but that heinous anti-semitic and misogynist dork Mel Gibson has really made me hate it.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
I love this name for a girl, not so much for a boy. It's so simple, yet so full of personality! Great name. :)
MtotheK  4/11/2009
It sounds boring as a legal name, and it makes me think of the hideous anti-Semite Mel Gibson.
bananarama  7/2/2009
Means "honey" (as in the gooey substance made by bees, not as in "dear") in Portuguese. A celebrity couple here named their daughter this about a year ago, and I don't know of anyone else who has done that.
mellon.collie  10/28/2009
It's really too bad if Mel Gibson ruins the name for someone because he's anti-Jewish. Keep in mind what they said about Mel BROOKS: "He's like the Barack Obama for short, funny Jews." It's a good name; just forget about Gibson.
welovejamesarness  2/14/2010
Love this as a nickname for any Mel name - boys or girls, though Melvin is the only male one I can think of at the moment. Melvin, Melissa, Melodie/Melody, Melinda, Melina.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2015
In the case of Mel Gibson, he was named after Saint Meol (which also anglicized Mel) meaning "bald" in Gaelic.
Gregory Woodrow  12/20/2015
Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia, when he was 12 years old.
cutenose  3/17/2017
In Portugal, until a few weeks ago, Mel wasn't allowed as girls' first name but now with the new laws that allow Mel for girls, I think the name's popularity will increase a lot in the next years. However, Mel was already popular as a nickname for Melissa, Melanie, Melania, Melina,...
It's a really cute name because it means "honey" in Portuguese.
DanielleH  12/31/2017
Mel Rodriguez, actor.
Mattie Rugg  4/28/2018

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