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What does Merrell mean?

Merrell Pronunciation of Merrell [mer-rell] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Merrell) is of English origin, and the name Merrell means "sparkling sea". Merrell is a variant form of Merrill (English): from Muriel.

Associated with: sea.


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

Creative forms:
(male) Cerell, Marrell, ..

(female) Mercel, Merreen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merrell Walker (M.W.), ..

How popular is Merrell?

Merrell is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3879 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Merrell entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #1623 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrell name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merrell outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Merril and Merrill are the prominent variation forms of Merrell. Adoption of these relations of Merrell was at its most widespread 105 years ago (usage of 0.03%), but now, the version Merrill has become less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Merrell is alike in pronunciation to Maurell, Morell, Moriel, Morrel, Morrell, Morrill and Muriel. Other suggested similar names are Aeriell, Bertell (see Berthold), Burrell, Darrell, Derell, Derrall, Derrel, Derrell, Derrill, Dorrell, Durrell, Farrell, Ferrel, Ferrell, Ferrill, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrell, Gorrell, Harrell, Jarrell, Jerell, Jerrall, Jerrel, Jerrell, Jerrill, Jerroll, Jorrell, Marcell, Markell, Martell, Marvell, Marzell, Mendell, Merle, Merrett, Pernell, Sorrell, Terell, Terrall, Terrel, Terrell, Terrelle, Terrill, Terryll, Tirrell, Tyrrell, Verdell, Vernell, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill and Verroll. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merrell.

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