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