Meaning and Name Origin
Merrell \m(e)-rre-ll\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Merrell) is of English origin, and Merrell means "shining sea". Merrell is a derivative of Meryl (English): variant of Muriel via Meriel. A name used for both sexes. Scarce as a name for girls.
Merrell is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent last name for all people (#4687 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Merrell and corresponding names. The only popular related form of Merrell (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Meryl. Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1940-1949 and is now less. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Merrell is alike in pronunciation to Marell, Meriel, Merielle, Merill, Merrielle, Merrile and Mirell. Other suggested similar baby names are Merrili, Merrily and Terrell. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merrell.