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

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

What is the origin of the name Merlin?

Merlin derived from the Celtic name Myrddin and is a wizard of the legend of King Arthur. In rare cases Merlin may also be a girl’s name. Besides, the baby name Merlin originates in the name of the falcon bird.

What does the name Merlin mean?

Merlin means “sea fortress” (from Celtic “muir” = sea + “dun” = fortress) and “falcon” or “hawk” (from Old French “esmerillon”).

Pronunciation of Merlin

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Popularity of the name Merlin

The name Merlin is ranked #3658 overall.

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