What does Merla mean?
Merla /mer-la/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old French and English origin, and the meaning of the name Merla is "blackbird; shining sea". Merla is an alternate form of Merle (Old French) with the suffix -a. Merla is also a variant of Meryl (English).
Merla has 20 more related forms via Merle, Meryl: Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merl, Merlina, Merline, Merlyn, Merola, Merrall, Merrell, Merril, Merrill, Merryl, Meryle, Meryll, Murle, Myrle▼, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline.Kreatif forms: Merlia, Merma, Mesla. [more]
How popular is Merla?
Merla is an uncommon first name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#80216 out of 150436, Top 53%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Myrle, Meryl and Merle are the popular alternative forms of Merla (outside Top 1000). Forms like Merrall are uncommon. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3057%) and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Merle and Myrle becoming less trendy. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Merla and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Merla is pronounced similarly to Marla▼, Marlea and Marlo▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Mela, Mella, Mera, Merial, Merill, Merna, Morela, Perla▼ and Verla▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merla.