Name Merlin

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Merlin

The first name Merlin is ♀ female and ♂ male. Merlin thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names

Origin of 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.

Meaning of Merlin

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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Name Statistic: Merlin is ranked #3956 overall ↓ -75

  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 1818 ↓↓ -134
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 2076 ↓ -72
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 2213 ↓ -50
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 2255 ↓↓ -165
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 3072 ↓↓ -101
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 3397 ↓ -96
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 3534 ↓↓ -782
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 3651 ↓↓ -293
  • 🇫🇷 France: 3718 ↓↓ -144
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 3871 ↓↓ -253
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 4502 ↓↓ -270
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 4735 ↓↓ -411
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 4863 ↓↓ -507
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 4864 ↑ 25
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 5042 ↑↑ 3368
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 5642 ↑↑ 1561
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 6132 ↑ 48
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 6774 ↓↓ -455
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 8479 ↑↑ 339

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