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Girl Names Starting with Mer-

Mer- baby names and what they mean, with 27 results. Mer- names are used more often as feminine names. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread 27 years ago (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and has become significantly less since (ADOPTION 0.07%, DOWN 63.8%), with names such as Meranda becoming less in vogue. Mercy (#729) is the most contemporarily stylish girl name here, while Merida (TOP 7%) and Mero (11%) are familiar Mer- last names.

Mer- names

Mera - Merle | Merna - Meryl

Mera - Merle

Var. of Almera. From Arabic. "Princess." Meia is a slightly prominent kid's name. See also Merah.

Var. of Elmira. Source fr. Arabic word. "Princess." Common as surname, and Mera (TOP 11%) is similar to popular -era surnames Mezera (TOP 27%), Morgera (60%). See also Moyra.

Merah, Mera3
Var. of Amira. From Arabic, Hebrew. "Princess." Mera and Merah are not Top 2000 names.

From Latin word. "Emerald." Merala and Meralja are creative variations. See also Meranda.


Form of Miranda. Stems fr. Latin. "Worthy of admiration." Usage of Meranda as a children's name has decreased since 1994. See also Marianda.

Mercedes and variants

Mercedes, var. Mercedez, Mercede, Merced
Based on Spanish language. "Mercies." Usage of Mercedes, Mercedez, etc. as baby names in 2018 was down 1.4% compared to the year before.

Stems fr. English. "Merchant." Unisex name. Mercer was not among 2018's Top names.

Source fr. Old English element. Place name .. Not widespread. Mercia is not found in the US Demographics. See also Marsia.

Mercy and variants

Mercy, var. Mersey, Mercina, Mercilla, Mercie, Merci, Mercey
From English word. "Compassion, forebearance." Merci and forms are at the top of their popularity today.

Meredith and variants

Meredith, var. Merry, Merridie, Meridith, Meredyth, Meredithe, Meradith
Source fr. Old Welsh language. "Great, noted ruler." Common, with usage of 0.035% for Meredith and variants as children's names in 2018, though lower than 0.037% a year ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mer- names: Meranda, Mercedes, Mercedez, Mercy, Meredith

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mer- names: Meriam, Meridith, Merissa, Merl, Merle

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mer- names: Merline, Merrill, Merry, Meryl

Muriel and variants

Merrill1, Meriel1, Merial1
Var. of Muriel. Origin fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Sparkling, shining sea." Merrill is commonplace as a children's name compared to Merial, Meriel.

Miriam and variants

Meryam, Meriam
Forms of Miriam. Source fr. Hebrew. "Star of the sea." Meryam is unique as a girls' name among the forms of Miriam.

Meribelle1, Meribel1
Var. of Mirabel. Derived fr. Latin element. "Wonderful." Scarce as children's names, but Meribel and Meribelle are similar to the more familiar Marybelle.

Meribelle2, Meribella, Meribel2
Var. of Maribel. Root fr. Latin, French elements. "Star of the sea; beautiful." Scarce. Meribel, Meribella and Meribelle are not listed in the US Demographics.

.. The "a" became "e", and the .. Meridel is uncommonly used as a feminine name. See also Meriel.

Meriel2, Meridel2
Forms of Mary. Stems fr. Latin. "Star of the sea." Uncommon as children's names, but Meridel and Meriel are comparable to the more familiar Merrill.

Meriel and variants

Meriel3, var. Meryl1, Merrill2, Merle1, Meriol, Merielle, Merial2
Source fr. Irish, Gaelic element. "Sea nymph; shining sea." Merle (UPPER 20%), Merrill (77%) and Meryl (45%) are conventional as given names, while Merial, Meriel, Merielle and Meriol are unique.

Marissa and variants

Meryssa, Merissa, Meris1
Forms of Marissa. Stems fr. Latin language. "Of the sea." Somewhat popular as children's names, Meris, Merissa, etc. are similar to the conventional Nerissa.

Form of Maris. Derived fr. Latin. "Of the sea." Compare surnames Merlis, Meras. See also Merci.

Merle and variants

Merle2, var. Meryl2, Merola, Merline, Merlina, Merla, Merl
From Old French language. "Blackbird." Used somewhat frequently as children's names, Merlina, Merle, etc. are pronounced like the popular Marlin.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Mer- names for girls.

1. Mera - Merle
Almera [Mera], Elmira [Mera], Amira [Mera, Merah], Meralda, Miranda [Meranda], Mercedes [Merced, Mercede, Mercedez], Mercer, Mercia, Mercy [Merci, Mersey, Mercie, Mercey, Mercina, Mercilla], Meredith [Merry, Merridie, Meridith, Meredyth, Meradith, Meredithe], Muriel [Merial, Meriel, Merrill], Miriam [Meryam, Meriam], Mirabel [Meribel, Meribelle], Maribel [Meribel, Meribelle, Meribella], Meridel, Mary [Meriel, Meridel], Meriel [Meryl, Merle, Meriol, Merial, Merrill, Merielle], Marissa [Meris, Meryssa, Merissa], Maris [Meris], Merle [Merl, Meryl, Merla, Merola, Merline, Merlina]

Myrna [Merna], Merona [Merrona], Merrill [Meryl, Merril, Merill, Merrall], Merry [Merri, Merrie, Merryn, Merrily, Merrili, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrielle, ..], Mersera, Myrtle [Mertle, Mertis, Mertice], Meryl [Meryll, Meryle, Merryl, Merril, Merlyn, Merrill, Merrell, Merrall, ..]

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