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What does Merrilee mean?

Merrilee Pronunciation of Merrilee [mer-rilee] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Merrilee is "joyful". Merrilee is a version of Merry (Old English): also version of Meredith and Mercy.

Associated with: old english, joyful.


Merrilee has 5 variants: Marrilee, Marylea, Marylee, Merrili and Merrily.

5 more related forms via Merry: Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle and Merrile.

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Middle name pairings:
Merrilee Lyra (M.L.), ..

How popular is Merrilee?

Merrilee is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3423 out of 4276, Top 80%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Merrilee was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1098 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrilee name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merrilee outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Merrilee ranked in the Top 2000 are Marylee, Merri, Merrie, Merrily and Merry. Other variants, like Marrilee, are seldom used. These forms of Merrilee were at the top of their popularity in the 1940s (usage of 0.02%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrilee, Marylee, Merri, Merrie, Merrily, Merry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merrilee and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Merrilee is alike in pronunciation to Marilee and Myrrilla. Other recommended names are Berree (see Berry), Bertilde, Cecilee, Cherilee, Darrille (see Daryl), Debralee, Derrill, Derrine, Fernlee, Gerrie, Gerrilyn, Jenilee, Jennilee, Jerilene, Jerree, Jerrileen, Jerrilyn, Kerrie, Kerril, Kerrine, Lorilee, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marelle, Mariel, Marilene, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marlea, Marlee, Marlie, Marrilin (see Marilyn), Marrilyn, Marrlen, Mercie, Merel, Meribel, Meridel, Meriel, Merielle, Merill, Meriol, Merla, Merle, Merline, Merola, Merrall, Merrell, Merridie, Merril, Merrill, Mertice, Meryl, Meryle, Meryll, Mireilla, Mireille, Mirelle, Mirielle, Mirilla, Muriel, Murielle, Murle, Myrelle, Myrilla, Myrle, Pernille, Perrine, Serhilde, Serrilda and Verlee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Merrilee.

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