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What does Meril mean?

Meril Pronunciation of Meril [mer-il] as a boys' name is an English name, and the name Meril means "sparkling sea". Meril is an alternate form of Merrill (English): from Muriel.

Associated with: sea.


Meril has 5 variants: Merill, Merrel, Merrell, Merril and Meryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Maril, Mervil, ..

(female) Meran, Mermel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meril Asa (M.A.), ..

How popular is Meril?

Meril is a rare given name for males. Meril is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Meril (outside Top 2000) are Merrill, Merril and Merrell. Other forms, like Merill, are uncommon. These forms of Meril were at the apex of their popularity a century ago (median #1165), but now, the form Merrill has become somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrell, Merril, Merrill in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Meril is alike in pronunciation to Morell, Moriel, Morrel, Morrill and Muriel. Other recommended names are Averil, Bertil, Cecil, Ciril, Cyril, Derril, Jeril, Ketil, Kiril, Kyril, Marik, Mario, Meir, Meiri, Mel, Merce, Merit, Meritt, Merle, Merlin, Merom, Merrik, Mervin, Merwin, Mori, Morio, Moris, Moriz, Neil, Nevil, Toril and Vergil. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meril.

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