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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).


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 (#78838 out of 150436, Top 52%). (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 these girl names was at its most widespread during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.815%) and has become significantly less since, with 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.