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Meryl (boy)

What does Meryl mean?

Meryl Pronunciation of Meryl [meryl] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Meryl) is an English name, and the name Meryl means "sparkling sea". Meryl is a variant form of Merrill (English): from Muriel.

Associated with: sea.


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

1 feminine form: Merrill.

Creative forms:
(male) Marryl, Miryl, ..

(female) Medy, Meret, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meryl Cadence (M.C.), ..

How popular is Meryl?

Meryl is an uncommon given name for men. Meryl is an equally unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Meryl (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Merrill, Merril and Merrell. Other variants, like Merrel, are seldom used. These forms of Meryl were popular as baby names a century ago (median #1165). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Meryl is pronounced similarly to Morell, Moriel, Morrel and Muriel. Other recommended names are Averyl, Caryl, Cecyl (see Cecil), Daryl, Derryl, Deryl, Erryl, Ferryl, Jaryl, Jerryl, Jeryl, Mel, Merce, Merit, Merle, Merlyn, Merom, Mervyn, Merwyn, Terryl and Veryl. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meryl.

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