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What does Merna mean?

Merna Pronunciation of Merna [mer-na] as a name for girls has the meaning "beloved". Merna is a variant form of Myrna (Irish, Gaelic).


VARIANTS Murna, Muirna, Morna, Mirna, Meirna


(female) Merca, ..

(male) Merno, ..

Merna Olive (M.O.), ..

How popular is Merna?

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 (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Merna entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its apex rank of #919 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the list at the moment. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Merna are Mirna and Myrna. Other variants, like Morna, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Merna was more pronounced 9 decades ago (MEDIAN #1034), but now, the version Myrna has become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merna, Mirna, 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, Marnee, Marney, Marni, Marnia, Marnie and Marnya. Other recommended sound-alike names are Berna, Cerena, Dena, Ferna, Geena, Jeena, Jenna, Keana, Keena, Kenna, Leana, Leina, Lena, Leona, Marena, Marina, Marja, Marne, Marnja, Meara, Mecca, Meeka, Meena, Meerta, Meica, Meira, Mela, Melana, Melina, Mena, Mera, Mercia, Mercina, Mercy, Meriam, Meris, Merla, Merona, Merrona, Meryam, Meya, Minna, Mira, Mirana, Mirka, Mirra, Mona, Monna, Morena, Moria, Muna, Neina, Nena, Orna, Reina, Reyna, Seana, Sena, Serina, Teena, Tena, Terina, Teryna (see Terena), Teyna, Veina, Verena, Verna and Xena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Merna.

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