Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. MYUWR-ee-əl(English)

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of a Breton name that was probably related to the Irish name MUIRGEL. The Normans brought it to England from Brittany. In the modern era it was popularized by a character from Dinah Craik's novel John Halifax, Gentleman (1856).

Related Names

VariantsMeriel, Merle, Meryl, Merla(English) Murielle(French) Muirgel, Muirgheal(Irish)
Other Languages & CulturesMyrgjǫl(Ancient Scandinavian) Muireall(Scottish)
Surname DescendantMerrill(English)
User SubmissionMuriël


People think this name is

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Name Days

France: October 1


Entry updated November 20, 2020