Origin:Welsh
Popularity:4392
Meaning:sea fortress
Merlin as a boy's name is pronounced MER-lin. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Merlin is "sea fortress". Mythology: Arthurian tales describe Merlin as the wizard who was King Arthur's mentor.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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