Given Name MERLE

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MURL  [details]

Meaning & History

Variant of MERRILL or MURIEL. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula).
DIMINUTIVE: Merletta
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Muriel (Ancient Celtic), Myrgjöl (Ancient Scandinavian), Muriel, Murielle (French), Muirgel, Muirgheal, Muriel (Irish), Muireall (Scottish)
USER SUBMISSION: Merle

Categories

actresses, animals, birds, black, colors, currently out of the US top 1000, Escaflowne characters, fauna, musicians, nature, singers, word names
Entry updated July 2, 2008