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What does Merline mean?

Merline \m(e)-rli-ne, mer-line\ as a name for girls is of Old French derivation, and the name Merline means "blackbird". Merline is a derivative of Merle (Old French).


Merline has 3 variants: Myrleen, Myrlene and Myrline.

Merline has 7 more related forms via Merle: Merl, Merla, Merlina, Merola, Meryl, Murle and Myrle.


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 (#unlisted) 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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.