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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is an Old French expression meaning "Blackbird."
Variant Forms: Merrill, Merlo, Meriel and Merel
The name Merle ranked 468th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name has fluctuated in use, it has been quietly present throughout the last century.
This name might have derived from the Irish Gaelic Muirgheal and Scots Gaelic Muireall, both meaning ''sparkling sea.''
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Alternative Spellings: Murle
Variant Forms: Merline, Myrle, Merlie and Myrlie
The name Merle ranked 839th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name also developed as an alternate form of Muriel and Meriel, Gaelic-derived names meaning ''sparkling sea.''
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