[ 2 syll. me-ryl, mer-yl ] The baby girl name Meryl is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced MEHR-iy-L †. Meryl's origin is Hebrew, Old French, and Celtic, and its use, English and Welsh. Meryl was first adopted as an independent name at the start of the 20th century, and it was later promoted by the fame of the American actress Meryl Streep (1949-).
In addition, Meryl is a form of the English Mary.
Meryl is also a form of the Dutch, English, and German Merle.
Meryl is also an English and Welsh familiar form of the English, French, German, and Irish Muriel.
The name Meryl is used to a great extent; it has 38 forms. Forms of the name include Maral, Marel, Maryl, Meral, Merel, Merelle, Meril, Merill, Merilyn, Merla, Merle, Merlyn, Merolla, Merrall, Merrel, Merrell, Merril, Merrile, Merrilee, Merryl, Merula, Meryll, Mirel, Mirell, Mirella, Mirelle, Mirla, Mirle, Myral, and Myrel. Other English forms include the shortening Mer, and the spelling variants Merrill and Meryle.
Meryl is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1956, 0.008% of baby girls were named Meryl. It was #797 in rank then. The baby name has seen a drop in popularity since then, and is used only on an infrequent scale now. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Meryl, Mary was the most widely used. Meryl has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Meryl include Mariell, Merrile, Merryl, Maral, Marielle, Marla, Marlea, Marlee, Marley, Marli, Marlie, Marlo, Marly, Maurelle, Mearl, Mearle, Merel, Merelle, Meriel, and Merill.
† Pronunciation for Meryl: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
A famous person named Meryl is Actress, Meryl Streep, born Mary Louise Streep 22 June 1949, Summit, New Jersey. More about famous people named Meryl:
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