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 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).
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.