Meaning:sea nymph or shining sea
Meriel as a girl's name is of Irish and Gaelic origin meaning "sea nymph or shining sea". Originally from Normandy and Brittany in France since the 16th century, it had the meaning "sea nymph" from "mer" (French for the sea) and "eriel" (Breton for nymph). In the 18th century, it went across the English Channel and became Muriel. In Ireland, it is Gaelic for "shining sea".

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