US Popularity:12170
Meaning:shining sea
A surprising variation of Muriel, Meryl is a feminine name of British origin though its roots bear fruit in the Celtic language. In Irish, the name is originally spelled Muirgheal, composed of the elements muir, meaning "sea," and gheal, meaning "bright." Drifting over to the Scottish Gaelic tongue, the name transforms into Muireall, giving rise to the widely adored Meryl, though its meaning remains "shining sea." Like the acclaimed actress to which the name owes its fame, Meryl is one of many guises capable of captivating the world.

Famous People Named Meryl

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  • Meryl Streep

Meryl Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Meryl is currently #4456 on The Bump
Girl:Meryl is currently #1990 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Meryl is currently #12170 in U.S. births
Girl:Meryl is currently #9054 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 570
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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