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Meaning and name origin

Merna \m(e)-rna, mer-na\ as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Merna is "beloved". Merna is a variant of Myrna (Irish, Gaelic): made familiar in the 1930s and 1940s by actress Myrna Loy.


Merna has 5 variant forms: Meirna, Mirna, Morna, Muirna, Murna.


Merna is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2580 out of 4276, Top 60%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#50427 out of 88799, Top 57%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Merna and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Myrna. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Myrna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merna is also pronounced similarly to Marna, Marni, Marnia and Marnya. Other suggested similar baby names are Berna, Ferna, Marena, Marina, Marne, Meena, Mena, Mera, Meriam, Merla, Merona, Merrona, Meryam, Mirana, Morena and Verna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Merna.