Name Merle Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Merle


Merle is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Merle thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Merle?

Merle is a name for girls and boys (e.g. in France). It derives from the Latin name Merula. Besides, Merle derived from Muriel or the Irish name Muirgel.

What does the name Merle mean?

Merle means “blackbird” (from Latin “merula”) and “bright sea” (from Gaelic “muir” = sea + “geal” = bright).

Pronunciation of Merle

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Popularity of the name Merle

The name Merle is ranked #1016 overall.

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