Name: Melba

Origin and Meaning of the Name Melba

  • Meaning:
    Short form of Melbourne
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    English speaking countries
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    The use of this first name was entirely due to the Australian operatic soprano Nellie Melba, born Helen Mitchell. The stage name was suggested by Melbourne, the city from which she came.
    Melba has lived on as a name because of the peach-Melba, created in the singer's honour by Escoffier, chef at the Savoy Hotel in London in 1892.

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