Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MURL(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Variant of Merrill or Muriel. The spelling has been influenced by the word merle meaning "blackbird" (via French, from Latin merula). This name is also common in Estonia, though a connection to the English-language name is uncertain.

Related Names

VariantsMeriel, Merrill, Meryl, Muriel, Merla(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMerel(Dutch) Muriel, Murielle(French) Muriel, Muirgheal(Irish) Muriel(Medieval Breton) Muirgel(Old Irish) Myrgjǫl(Old Norse) Muriel(Scottish) Muireall(Scottish Gaelic)
User SubmissionMerle


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Name Days

Estonia: December 29


Entry updated April 25, 2021