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.

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  • Meryl Streep
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