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Merle meaning and name origin
Merle \m(e)-rle, mer-le\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Merle), is pronounced merl. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Merle is "blackbird". Country-western singer Merle Haggard has made this name familiar.
For more information, see also the related name Merlin.
Baby names that sound like Merle are Marley, Marly, Marlea, Marloe, Meryl, Merrel, Merill, Meril, Morley, Morly and Morlee. Other similar baby names are Berle, Merce, Merlen and Verle.
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Popularity of Merle
Merle is a very popular first name for men (#468 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#18087 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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