Meryl Name Meaning & Origin
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- Nicknames for Meryl
Mer, Merie, Mer-Mer, M, Marilyn
- Meanings and history of the name Meryl
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".
- Famous real-life people named Meryl
American actress Meryl Streep (Mary Louise)
Meryl Davis - Olympic gold medalist ice dancer (along with partner Charlie White)
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