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What does Merryl mean?

Merryl Pronunciation of Merryl [mer-ryl] as a girls' name is an English name, and Merryl means "shining sea". Merryl is a variant form of Meryl (English): transcription of Muriel via Meriel.

Associated with: shining (light), sea.


Merryl has 9 variants: Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merrall, Merrell, Merril, Merrill, Meryle and Meryll.

2 more different relations via Meryl: Merla and Merlyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Merli, Moryl, ..

(male) Merre, Merron, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merryl Elliott (M.E.), ..

How popular is Merryl?

Merryl is an unusual first name for females. Merryl is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Meryl, Merrill and Merlyn are the popular varying forms of Merryl (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Merryl was at its apex during the years 1940-1949 (average #1466). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merlyn, Merrill, Meryl in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merryl is pronounced similarly to Marell, Marial, Mariel, Merial, Meriel, Merill, Meriol, Merrile, Mirell, Murial and Muriel. Other suggested similar names are Berry, Beryl, Cherryl, Darryl, Derry, Ferryn, Gerry, Jerry, Karryl, Kerril, Kerry, Kerryl, Kerryn, Keryl, Marylu, Mercy, Merl, Merle, Merola, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrilee, Merrili (see Merry), Merrily, Merry, Merryn, Perry, Perryn, Sherryl, Terry, Terrya (see Theresa), Terrye, Terryl (see Teryl), Terryn and Teryl. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merryl.

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in meaning and etymology.