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Merle meaning and name origin
Merle \m(e)-rle, mer-le\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Merle), is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Merle is "blackbird". The name also developed as a variant of Muriel and Meriel. Actress Merle Oberon.
Merle has 11 variant forms: Merl, Merla, Merlina, Merline, Merola, Meryl, Murle, Myrle, Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline.
Baby names that sound like Merle are Meryle, Marla, Marlee, Marlie, Marley, Marlea, Marlo, Merill, Merrile, Myrla, Mirla, Meryll, Merel and Meral.
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Popularity of Merle
Merle is a very popular first name for women (#839 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18087 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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