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What does Merial mean?

Merial Pronunciation of Merial [mer-i-al] as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Merial is "sea nymph; shining sea; sparkling, shining sea". Merial is an alternate form of Meriel (Irish, Gaelic). Merial is also a variation of Muriel (Irish, Gaelic): first used in the Middle Ages.

Associated with: sea, nymph (goddess), shining (light).


Merial has 7 variants: Merielle, Meriol, Merrill, Meryl, Miureall, Murial and Murielle.

1 more relation via Meriel, Muriel: Merle.

Creative forms:
(female) Melial, Moral, ..

(male) Mermal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merial Ally (M.A.), ..

How popular is Merial?

Merial is a rare given name for females. Merial is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Merle, Merrill, Meryl and Muriel are the popular variation forms of Merial (outside Top 2000). These relations of Merial were favored 95 years ago (average #977), but now, versions such as Merle have become less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Merial is pronounced similarly to Marell, Marial, Mariel, Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merill, Merrall, Merrell, Merril, Merrile, Merryl, Meryle, Meryll and Mirell. Other suggested similar names are Aeriel, Beril, Ceria, Cerian, Jeriel, Maria, Mariah, Mariam, Marian, Mariela, Marilla, Marilu, Marla, Media, Melia, Mera, Merah, Mercia, Meriam, Meribel, Meridel, Meris, Merl, Merla, Merna, Merola, Merrili (see Merry), Merrily, Meryam, Miriam, Mirian, Mirilla, Mirla, Moria, Moriah, Myriah, Myriam, Myrilla and Myrla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merial.

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