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What does Merl mean?

Merl Pronunciation of Merl as a name for girls is of Old French derivation, and Merl means "blackbird". Merl is a variant form of Merle (Old French).



VARIANTS Myrle, Murle

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA MERLE Merla, Merlina, Merline, Merola, Meryl



Merl Arielle (M.A.), ..

How popular is Merl?

Merl is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#76208 out of 150436, Top 51%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Merl entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #1979 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not listed currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Merle, Merline, Meryl and Myrle are the popular variation forms of Merl listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Murle, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Merl reached its apex in the 1900s, but now, the version Merle has fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merl, Merle, Merline, Meryl, Myrle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Jearl, Maery, Mal, Mara, Mare, Marg, Mari, Marla, Marlo, Mart, Mary, Maryl, Mea, Mead, Meara, Meda, Meera, Meg, Mei, Meira, Mel, Mela, Mella, Melli, Melly, Mena, Mera, Merah, Meral, Merci, Mercy, Merel, Merial, Meriel, Merill, Meriol, Meris, Merlyn, Merna, Merri, Merril, Merry, Merryl, Mertle, Meryle, Meryll, Mesa, Meta, Meya, Mira, Miri, Mirla, Moll, Mora, Myra, Myrla, Pearl and Perl. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merl.