What does Merrell mean?
Merrell /mer-rell/ [2 sylls.] 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. Merrel is a familiar surname.
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. Census)
Meryl is the only popular related form of Merrell (outside Top 1000). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.152%) and is now less. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Merrell and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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.