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What does Myrlene mean?

Myrlene Pronunciation of Myrlene [myr-lene] as a name for girls has its root in Old French, and Myrlene means "blackbird". Myrlene is an alternate spelling of Merle (Old French).


Myrlene has 3 variants: Merline, Myrleen and Myrline.

3 more related forms via Merle: Merlina, Murle and Myrle.

Creative forms:
(female) Myrlean, Myrlyn, ..

(male) Myrlan, Myrleve, ..

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

How popular is Myrlene?

Myrlene is an uncommon first name for women. Myrlene is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Myrle, Merline and Merle are the popular alternative forms of Myrlene (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these forms of Myrlene was widespread during the years 1900-1909 (average #1019), but now, the form Merle has become somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merle, Merline, Myrle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Myrlene is alike in pronunciation to Marlane, Marlayne, Marleen, Marleene, Marlen, Marlene, Marlenn, Marlenne, Marlin, Marline, Marlinn, Marlon, Marlyn, Marlyne, Marlynn, Marlynne, Marrlen and Merlyn. Other suggested similar names are Arlene, Byrdene (see Birdena), Carlene, Corlene, Cyrene, Darlene, Earlene, Erlene, Harlene, Karlene, Kylene, Kyrene, Lurlene, Maraline, Marcene, Marilena, Marilene, Marlana, Marlee, Marleena, Marleina, Marlele, Marlena, Marleni, Marlina, Maylene, Melene, Morene, Mylene, Myree, Myrene, Orlene, Tyrene and Verlene. These names tend to be more frequently used than Myrlene.