What does Merril mean?
Merril [mer-ril] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Merril) is an English name, and the meaning of the name Merril is "sparkling sea". Merril is an alternate form of Merrill (English): from Muriel.
Associated with: sea.
(male) Maril, Melril, ..
(female) Merlio, Merlo, .. Middle name pairings:
Merril Carmine (M.C.), ..
How popular is Merril?
Merril is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Merril is also an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Merril was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its highest rank of #1433 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Merrill and Merrell are the popular varying forms of Merril ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Merril was at its highest during 1910-1919, but now, the version Merrill has fallen out of fashion.
Merril is alike in pronunciation to Morell, Moriel, Morrel, Morrell, Morrill and Muriel. Other suggested similar names are Aerric, Bertil, Derrel, Derrie, Derrik, Derril, Derrill, Derrin, Derryl, Ferrel, Ferrill, Ferrin, Ferris, Ferryl, Gerri, Gerrie, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrit, Herrik (see Herrick), Jeril, Jerrel, Jerri, Jerric, Jerrie, Jerriel, Jerrik, Jerrill, Jerrin, Jerriq, Jerryl, Kerrie, Meiri, Merit, Merle▼, Merlin▼, Merrick, Merrik, Merritt▼, Mervin▼, Merwin, Morrie, Morris▼, Perrie, Perrin, Terrel, Terri, Terrie, Terrill, Terrin, Terris, Terryl, Vergil and Verrill. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merril.See names in meaning and etymology.