Name: Meryl

Origin and Meaning of the Name Meryl

  • Meaning:
    Bright as the sea
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Bright as the sea
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MARE el)
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Miscellaneous Info for Meryl

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  • Used in:
    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Modern form of Muriel, or its old variant Meriel.
    Meryl appears in the beginning of the 20th century, and has been steadily used since then, especially in Wales.

    Meryl has possibly been influenced by the French word merle, meaning blackbird.

    It may stand as a feminine form of Merrill.

    Acclaimed American actress Meryl Streep is a famous bearer.

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