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Muriel 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.

Muriel has 7 variant forms: Merial, Meriel, Merrill, Miureall, Murial, Muriella and Murielle.

For more information, see also related names Marilla, Merle, Meryl and Mary.

Muriel is also pronounced similarly to Marial, Mariel, Merel, Merill and Meriol. Other suggested similar baby names are Auriel, Mariela and Murle.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Muriel.


Popularity of Muriel

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 names popularity of Muriel name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Muriel with its variant forms and related girl baby names.


Top 1000 ranking of Muriel name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Muriel outside U.S.

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