Meryl Name Meaning & Origin

Meryl

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My mom's name!
My niece goes by this, although her real name is Maryellen.

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Mer, Merie, Mer-Mer, M

Meanings and history of the name Meryl: | Edit

A variant of Muriel, which is a Medieval English form of a Celtic name which was probably related to the Irish name MUIRGEL. The Normans brought the name Muriel to England from Brittany. In the modern era it was popularized by a character from Dinah Craik's novel 'John Halifax, Gentleman' (1856). Muirgel means "bright sea", derived from Gaelic muir "sea" and geal "bright".

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American actress: Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise)
Meryl Davis - olympic gold medalist ice dancer (along with partner Charlie White)

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