Name: Muriel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Muriel

  • Meaning:
    Bright as the sea
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Bright as the sea
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (Mur YELL)
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Miscellaneous Info for Muriel

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Anglicized form of the Irish Muirgheal and the Scottish Muireall, names composed from the Old Celtic elements muir (sea) and geal (bright).

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