What does Merline mean?
Merline /mer-line/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Old French derivation, and the name Merline means "blackbird". Merline is a version of Merle (Old French) with the suffix -ine.
How popular is Merline?
Merline is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#101654 out of 150436, Top 68%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Merline and associated names. Popular variation forms of Merline (outside Top 1000) are Myrle, Meryl and Merle. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3057%) and are now much less widespread, with the versions Merle and Myrle becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Merline is alike in pronunciation to Marlane, Marlene▼, Marlin, Marline, Marlinn, Marlyne and Merlyn. Other suggested similar baby names are Maraline, Marlina, Meline, Perline and Verline. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merline.