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The girl's name Melba Created from the surname by opera singer Nellie Melba (1861-1931). This was a stage name which she got from the name of the city Melbourne, where she was born.
Melba Name also appears in following Origin(s): English
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an American R&B singer and actress. She is the daughter of saxophonist Teddy Hill and R&B singer Bonnie Davis.Born Melba Hill to Alabamian musicians, Moore attended Newark Arts High School in Newark, New Jersey. She began her career in 1967 as a member
legendary Australian opera soprano and one of the most famous sopranos, was the first Australian to achieve international recognition in the form. She and Dame May Whitty both became the first entertainers to become a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.In 1886, she travelled to Europe with her family in an attempt to begin a musical career. With no success in London (although promised parts by Sir Arthur Sullivan), she continued to Paris where a prominent music teacher, Madame Mathilde Marchesi, agreed to tutor her. Melba's first starring role (as Gilda) was at the ThÃ©Ã¢tre de la Monnaie, Brussels and she returned to London to Lady de Grey's patronage, ensuring her success with the aristocratic audience at Covent Garden.