What does Merrilee mean?
Merrilee /mer-ri-lee/ [3 sylls.] 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. Merriel is a popular last name.
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)
The only popular variation form of Merrilee (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 is Merry. Variants like Merree are seldom used. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.442%) and is 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)