US Popularity:7667
Other Origin(s):British
Meaning:Blackbird; Shining sea
On the lookout for a delightful French name for your little princess? We think that Merla is a wonderful choice! Meaning “blackbird” or “shining sea,” this moniker evokes vivid images of natural beauty. While Merla largely stems from the Old French name Merle, it also derives from the English moniker Meryl. This timeless name reached peak popularity in the early 1900s, and we think it’s about time it made a comeback!

Merla Name Popularity Data

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 1966
- 3339
from 1963
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