What does Muriel mean?
Muriel /mur-i-el/ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Muriel) is pronounced MYUR-ee-el. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Muriel is "sparkling, shining sea". First used in the Middle Ages. Novelist Muriel Spark.
Muriel has 1 masculine form: Merrill.Kreatif forms: Marriel, Miriel, Myriel. [more]
How popular is Muriel?
Muriel is a very popular first name for females (#410 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#19480 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name history of Muriel for girls. Muriel reached its highest rank of #132 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Prominent alternative forms of Muriel are Mary (#120 from recent data), Merle and Meryl. These relations of Muriel were at the apex of their popularity 104 years ago (adoption of 0.63%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.22%, down 65%).
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Muriel▼ is pronounced similarly to Marell, Marial, Mariel▼, Marielle, Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merielle, Merill, Meriol, Merrell, Merril, Merryl, Meryll, Mirell and Mirielle. Other recommended similar baby names are Aeriel, Ariel▲, Aurel, Auriel, Auriol, Avriel, Cariel, Jeriel, Lauriel, Loriel, Maribel▼, Maricel, Maridel, Marie▼, Mariela▼, Mariella, Marien, Mariet, Marilee▼, Marilu, Marivel, Marlea, Marlee▲, Marley▲, Marlie, Marvel▼, Maurie, Meribel, Meridel, Merl, Mirilla, Morela, Murle, Myrilla, Myrle▼ and Oriel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Muriel.