Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmɛˌɔːɹ/(English) /mɛl.kjɔʁ/(French) /ˈmɛl.xi.ɔr/(Dutch)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Possibly from the Hebrew roots מֶלֶכְ (melekh) meaning "king" and אוֹר ('or) meaning "light". This was a name traditionally assigned to one of the wise men (also known as the Magi, or three kings) who were said to have visited the newborn Jesus. According to medieval tradition he was a king of Persia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMelchiorre(Italian) Melchor(Spanish) Melker(Swedish)
User SubmissionMelchiór


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

France: January 6
Poland: January 6
Poland: September 7
Poland: November 7


6th-century Byzantine depiction of the Magi6th-century Byzantine depiction of the Magi


Entry updated June 9, 2023