Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Means "bright sea", derived from Old Irish muir "sea" and gel "bright".

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMeriel, Muriel, Merla, Merle, Merletta, Meryl(English) Muriel, Murielle(French) Muriel, Muirgheal(Irish) Muriel(Medieval Breton) Myrgjǫl(Old Norse) Muriel(Scottish) Muireall(Scottish Gaelic)


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022