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Merlin
Masculine
Form of the Welsh name Myrddin used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in his 12th-century chronicle. Writing in Latin, he likely chose the form Merlinus over Merdinus in order to prevent associations with French merde "excrement".

Popular Names

1.Liam1.Olivia
2.Noah2.Emma
3.Oliver3.Charlotte
4.Elijah4.Amelia
5.James5.Ava
6.William6.Sophia
7.Benjamin7.Isabella
8.Lucas8.Mia
9.Henry9.Evelyn
10.Theodore10.Harper
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Popularity Visualizations

Girls names in the United States, coloured by linguistic origin.
1880Notice how names derived from surnames (in red) have become more common.2021