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What does Merrilee mean?

Merrilee Pronunciation of Merrilee as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the meaning of the name Merrilee is "joyful". Merrilee is a version of Merry (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, joyful


VARIANTS Merrily, Merrili, Marylee, Marylea, Marrilee

RELATED FORMS VIA MERRY Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle, Merrile



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How popular is Merrilee?

Merrilee is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3423 out of 4276, Top 80%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Merrilee was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #1098 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Merrilee ranked in the Top 2000 are Marylee, Merri, Merrie, Merrily and Merry. Other variants, like Marrilee, are seldom used. These forms of Merrilee were at the top of their popularity in the 1940s (USAGE OF 0.03%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrilee, Marylee, Merri, Merrie, Merrily, Merry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merrilee is alike in pronunciation to Marilee and Myrrilla. Other recommended sound-alike names are Berree (see Berry), Bertilde, Cecilee, Cherilee, Darrille (see Daryl), Debralee, Derrill, Derrine, Fernlee, Gerrie, Gerrilyn, Jenilee, Jennilee, Jerilene, Jerree, Jerrileen, Jerrilyn, Kerrie, Kerril, Kerrine, Lorilee, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcille, Marelle, Mariel, Marilene, Marilla, Marilou, Marilu, Marlea, Marlee, Marlie, Marrilin (see Marilyn), Marrilyn, Marrlen, Mercie, Merel, Meribel, Meridel, Meriel, Merielle, Merill, Meriol, Merla, Merle, Merline, Merola, Merrall, Merrell, Merridie, Merril, Merrill, Mertice, Meryl, Meryle, Meryll, Mireilla, Mireille, Mirelle, Mirielle, Mirilla, Muriel, Murielle, Murle, Myrelle, Myrilla, Myrle, Pernille, Perrine, Serhilde, Serrilda and Verlee. These names tend to be less frequently used than Merrilee.

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