What does Merril mean?
Merril [mer-ril] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Merril) is of English derivation, and Merril means "shining sea". Merril is an alternate form of Merrill. Merril is also a variation of Meryl (English): form of Muriel via Meriel.
(female) Maeril, Merlio, ..
(male) Mermel, Mermil, .. Middle name pairings:
Merril Lakyn (M.L.), ..
How popular is Merril?
Merril is an uncommon given name for females. Merril is a rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Meryl, Merrill and Merlyn are the popular alternative forms of Merril (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Merril was widespread during 1940-1949 (average #1466). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Merril is alike in pronunciation to Marell, Marial, Mariel, Merial, Meriel, Meriol, Merrielle, Merrile, Mirell, Murial and Muriel▼. Other suggested similar names are Beril, Berri, Berrie, Berrit, Cerria, Derrill, Derrin, Gerri, Gerrie, Jerri▼, Jerrie, Kerri▼, Kerria, Kerrie▼, Kerril, Kerrin, Kerryl, Marilu, Marlie, Marrilee, Marrin, Marris, Merci, Mercia, Mercie, Meris, Merl, Merle▼, Merola, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrilee, Merrili (see Merry), Merrily, Merry▼, Merryn, Mertis, Myrrilla, Perri, Perrie, Perrin, Perris, Sherril, Terri▼, Terrie▼, Terrill, Terrin and Terryl (see Teryl). These names tend to be more commonly used than Merril.See names in meaning and etymology.