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Meaning and name origin
Muriel \m(u)-riel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
There is 1 masculine form of Muriel: Merrill.
Muriel is a very popular first name for females (#410 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#19032 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Muriel for girls (2014 statistics).
Muriel is also pronounced similarly to Marial, Mariel, Merel, Merill and Meriol. Other suggested similar baby names are Auriel, Mariela and Murle. These names tend to be less commonly used than Muriel.
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