What does Merrilee mean?
Merrilee \m(e)-rri-lee\ as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Merrilee is "joyful". Merrilee is a derivative of Merry (Old English): also variant of Meredith and Mercy.
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)
The only popular variation form of Merrilee (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Merry. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.442%) and are now significantly less widespread, with Merry becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Merrilee and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)