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Muriel (boy)

What does Muriel mean?

Muriel Pronunciation of Muriel [muriel] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Muriel) is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Muriel is "sparkling sea".

Related boy name: Merrill.

Associated with: irish, sea.

Variations

4 feminine forms: Marilla, Meriel, Merle and Meryl.

Creative forms:
(male) Morel, Murield, ..

(female) Murile, Murrel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Muriel Gianluca (M.G.), ..

How popular is Muriel?

Muriel is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19480 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Muriel entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #1430 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Merrill is the only other popular alternative form of Muriel. These forms of Muriel were at the peak of their popularity in the 1910s (usage of 0.03%), but now, the form Merrill has become less fashionable.

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

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

Similar Names

Muriel is pronounced similarly to Maurell, Meril, Merill, Merrel, Merrell, Merril, Meryl, Morell, Moriel, Morrel, Morrell and Morrill. Other recommended names are Abriel, Adriel, Aeriel, Ariel, Aurel, Azriel, Burnel (see Burnell), Dariel, Doriel, Guriel, Jeriel, Marcel, Mardel, Markel, Marlea, Marley, Martel, Marvel, Maurie, Merle, Morlee, Morley, Murfee, Murfey (see Murphy), Murfie (see Murphy), Murrey, Nuriel, Oriel, Poriel, Uriel and Zuriel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Muriel.

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