Name: Merle

Origin and Meaning of the Name Merle

  • Meaning:
    Contracted form of Meriel
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    English speaking countries
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    Merle is the French word for blackbird. The French themselves have never used it as a first name.
    It was probably first used in the English-speaking world as a contracted form of Meriel, variant of Muriel.

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