What does Merrell mean?
Merrell [mer-rell] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Merrell) is of English origin, and Merrell means "shining sea". Merrell is a version of Meryl (English): transcription of Muriel via Meriel.
Merrell has 1 more related form via Meryl: Merla.Creative forms:
(female) Marrell, Merell, ..
(male) Merdel, Mermil, .. Middle name pairings:
Merrell Vienna (M.V.), ..
How popular is Merrell?
Merrell is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#3879 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Merrill and Meryl are the popular related forms of Merrell (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Merrell was well-received among parents in the 1950s. Below is a charted study of the popularity of Merrell and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Merrell is alike in pronunciation to Marell, Marelle, Mariel, Marielle, Merial, Meriel, Merielle, Merill, Meriol, Merrielle, Merrile, Mirell, Mirelle, Mirielle, Miureall, Muriel▼, Murielle and Myrelle. Other suggested similar names are Aeriell, Cherrell, Darrell, Derrill, Marella, Mariela▼, Mariella, Marnell, Marvell, Merl, Merle▼, Merola, Merree, Merrilee, Merrili (see Merry), Merrily, Mirella, Morela, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Myrrilla, Sherrell, Sorrell, Terell, Terrall, Terrell, Terriell (see Terena), Terrill and Verdell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merrell.See names in meaning and etymology.