First name origins & meanings:
- French: Blackbird
- English: From the march
- Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Welsh: Sea; falcon; sea hill
- Irish: Bright sea
- French: Famous
- American: Able
First name variations: Merl, Myrle, Meryl, Merlina, Myrlene, Merola, Merrill, Merla, Marland, Merlyn, Marlin, Marlen, Marwin, Mervin, Merv, Merlin, Merral, Meril, Merrel, Meryl, Myrl, Myril, Merrick, Merton, Merrill, Merl, Myrie, Myryee, Myrle, Sorley, Somerly
Last name origins & meanings:
- German and French: nickname, possibly for a good or habitual
singer or whistler, from Middle High German, Old French merle
‘blackbird’ (Latin merula). See Merlo.
- German: from a pet form of a short form of a personal name formed
with German mar, mer ‘famous’ as the first element.
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