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What does Meral mean?

Meral Pronunciation of Meral [mer-al] as a name for girls has its root in English, and the meaning of the name Meral is "shining sea". Meral is a variant form of Meryl (English): variation of Muriel via Meriel.

Associated with: shining (light), sea.


Meral has 9 variants: Maryl, Merel, Merrall, Merrell, Merril, Merrill, Merryl, Meryle and Meryll.

4 more relations via Meryl: Merla, Merlyn, Mirla and Myrla.

Creative forms:
(female) Meal, Melal, ..

(male) Merala, Merck, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meral Ada (M.A.), ..

How popular is Meral?

Meral is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Meral is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Merlyn, Merrill and Meryl are the prominent variation forms of Meral (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Myrla, are uncommon. These relations of Meral were at the top of their popularity 8 decades ago (average #1466). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merlyn, Merrill, Meryl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meral and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Meral is pronounced similarly to Marell, Marial, Mariel, Merial, Meriel, Merill, Meriol, Merrile, Mirell, Murial and Muriel. Other recommended names are Aural, Coral, Jaral, Koral, Mal, Mara, Marah, Mea, Mead, Meara, Meda, Meera, Meerah, Megan, Meira, Mel, Mela, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meralda, Merci, Mercy, Meriam, Meris, Merl, Merle, Merna, Merola, Merri, Merry, Mertle, Meryam, Mesa, Meta, Meya, Mical, Mira, Mirah, Miran, Mora, Morag, Morah, Myra, Myrah and Teal. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meral.

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