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Origin or Ethnicity
Its source is Muirgheal, an Irish Gaelic name meaning "Sparkling sea."
This girl's name is used in English and French.
Variant Forms: Meriel
Source Forms: Muirgheal
The name Muriel ranked 410th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
The Scots Gaelic form of Muirgheal is Muireall, and it is likely that this also played a part in the creation of the name Muriel.
American politician. Wife of Hubert Humphrey.
American businesswoman. Founder of the Muriel Siebert & Co. brokerage house.
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