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What does Merna mean?

Merna \m(e)-rna, mer-na\ as a name for girls. Merna's roots are Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of Merna is "beloved". Merna is a variant of Myrna (Irish, Gaelic). Rare as a given name.


Merna has 5 variants: Meirna, Mirna, Morna, Muirna and Murna.

Merna has 2 more related forms via Myrna: Moina and Moyna.


Merna is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2580 out of 4276, Top 60%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#50427 out of 88799, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Merna and related names. The only popular varying form of Merna (#unlisted) is Myrna. Adoption of this girl name was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 and has become significantly less since, with the version Myrna becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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 pronounced similarly to Marna, Marni, Marnia and Marnya. Other recommended 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.