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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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)

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