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Merrill (boy)

What does Merrill mean?

Merrill Pronunciation of Merrill [mer-rill] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Merrill) is pronounced MARE-ul. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Merrill is "sparkling sea". From Muriel. Poet James Merrill.

Associated with: sea.

Variations

Merrill has 6 variants: Meril, Merill, Merrel, Merrell, Merril and Meryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Morill, Murrill, ..

(female) Merria, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merrill Athan (M.A.), ..

How popular is Merrill?

Merrill is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#726 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#1007 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Merrill reached its top position of #341 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Merrill are Merrell, Merril and Muriel. These forms of Merrill were popular with parents a century ago, but now, the form Merrill has become less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Merrill is alike in pronunciation to Maurell, Morell, Moriel, Morrel, Morrell and Morrill. Other suggested similar names are Darrill (see Darrel), Derrall, Derrell, Derril, Derrill, Farrill, Ferrell, Ferrill, Gerrall (see Jerrell), Gerrell, Gerrild (see Gerald), Jerrall, Jerrell, Jerriel, Jerrill, Jerroll, Merle, Merrick, Merrik, Merritt, Sherrill, Terrall, Terrell, Terrill, Terryll, Verill, Verrall, Verrell, Verrill and Verroll. These names tend to be less commonly used than Merrill.

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