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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MERL
, MER-əl
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Meaning & History

Variant of MURIEL, influenced by the spelling of the name CHERYL. A famous bearer is American actress Meryl Streep (1949-), whose real name is Mary Louise Streep.
DiminutiveMerletta
Other Languages & CulturesMuriel Ancient Celtic Myrgjöl Ancient Scandinavian Muriel, Murielle French Muirgel, Muirgheal, Muriel Irish Muireall Scottish

Categories

actresses, artists, athletes, authors, dancers, light, ocean, sea, Trigun characters, uncertain etymology, variants, water
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute