Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MEHL-vil  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From a Scots surname that was originally from a Norman French place name Malleville 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 January 21, 2022