US Popularity:4321
Meaning:Sea fortress
From King Arthur’s right-hand wizard to the small falcon, Merlin is a common name across the globe. Derived from the name Myrddin, Merlin is a baby boy name of Welsh origin, meaning “sea fortress.” From the medieval era to World War II, forts have been used to defend nations against enemy ships and planes. Whether you adore these forts or the powerful symbolism behind them, baby Merlin can be your mighty protector every day.

Merlin Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Merlin is currently #2126 on The Bump
Boy:Merlin is currently #1191 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Merlin is currently #4321 in U.S. births
Boy:Merlin is currently #2302 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 397
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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