Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MEHL-vil

Meaning & History

From a Scottish surname that was originally from a Norman French place name meaning "bad town". A famous bearer of the surname was the American author Herman Melville (1819-1891), who wrote several novels including Moby-Dick.


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Entry updated November 16, 2019