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Meaning and name origin

Merla \m(e)-rla, mer-la\ as a girl's name is of Old French and English origin, and the meaning of Merla is "blackbird; shining sea". Merla is a variant of Merle (Old French): the name also developed as a variant of Muriel and Meriel. Also a variant of Meryl (English): variant of Muriel via Meriel.

Merla has 2 variant forms: Mirla, Myrla.


Merla is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Merla and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Meryl and Merle. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meryl, Merle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merla is also pronounced similarly to Marla, Marlea and Marlo. Other suggested similar baby names are Mela, Mella, Mera, Meral, Merel, Merial, Merill, Merl, Merna, Merola, Meryle, Meryll, Morela, Murle, Myrle, Perla and Verla. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merla.


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