M names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names

Melville

Melville comes from a Scottish surname of Norman origin, a locational name for several towns in Normandy called Malleville meaning “bad town”, made up of from French mal (bad) and ville (town, settlement), which may have come about because of poor soil around the area.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Melvin (English)
  • Melvyn (English)
  • Malvin (English)

 

 

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