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What does Murial mean?

Murial Pronunciation of Murial [mur-ial] as a name for girls is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Murial is "star of the sea; sparkling, shining sea". Murial is a version of Mary (Latin). Murial is also a variation of Muriel (Irish, Gaelic): first used in the Middle Ages.

Associated with: star, sea, sparkling (light).


Murial has 8 variants: Marelle, Mariel, Marielle, Merial, Meriel, Merrill, Miureall and Murielle.

30 more related forms via Mary, Muriel: Mal, Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian, Mariana, Mariann, Marice, Maridel, Marie, Mariela, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Marita, Marja, Marjan, Marla, Marya, Maura, Maurine, Maurise, Maurita, Mayria, Meridel, Miriam, Morag, Muire and Muriella.

Creative forms:
(female) Murlia, Murlo, ..

(male) Murhal, Murmal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Murial Cherish (M.C.), ..

How popular is Murial?

Murial is an uncommon given name for females. Murial is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Malia (#313 last year), Mara (#739), Maria (#109), Mariam (#563), Marian (#1104), Mariana (#296), Mariann, Marie (#564), Mariel (#1839), Mariela (#1560), Marielle (#1808), Marilla, Marin (#1471), Marion (#1527), Marita, Marla, Mary (#124), Maura (#1490), Maurine, Merrill, Miriam (#294) and Muriel are the popular variation forms of Murial (not ranked). Other forms, like Maurita, are uncommon. These forms of Murial were at the top of their popularity 125 years ago (usage of 9.5%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.7%, 93%). Mary is more universally found than the rest, although Mara appears to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Mary used to be popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malia, Mara, Maria, Mariam, Marian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mariana, Mariann, Marie, Mariel, Mariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marielle, Marilla, Marin, Marion, Marita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marla, Mary, Maura, Maurine, Merrill in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Miriam, Muriel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariam, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Murial is pronounced similarly to Marell, Marial, Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merill, Meriol, Merrall, Merril, Merryl, Meryl, Meryll and Mirell. Other recommended names are Aural, Auria, Auriel, Auriol, Koral, Maiah, Marah, Marga, Mariah, Maricel, Mariet, Marike, Mariko, Marilu, Marina, Marinn, Maris, Marisa, Mariza, Marra, Marsia, Marva, Marvel, Maryam, Maryan, Maurisa, Media, Merah, Mercia, Meriam, Merl, Merla, Merna, Mia, Miah, Mical, Miran, Mirham, Miri, Mirian, Mirilla, Mirja, Mirla, Mirna, Mirra, Mirta, Miryam, Mora, Moraiah, Morgan, Moria, Moriah, Morisa, Morna, Muirna, Murle, Murna, Myriah, Myriam, Myrilla, Myrla and Myrna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Murial.

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