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

Merrilee has 6 more related forms via Merry: Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle, Merrile and Merryn.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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. Other recommended similar baby names are Merril and Merrill. These names tend to be less frequently used than Merrilee.