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Merle Name Popularity

How popular is the name Merle? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 363 77 0.0219%
1911 357 81 0.0218%
1912 315 171 0.0339%
1913 308 194 0.0342%
1914 326 220 0.0316%
1915 312 321 0.0353%
1916 308 344 0.0356%
1917 331 313 0.0313%
1918 332 340 0.0317%
1919 328 337 0.0322%
1920 321 380 0.0342%
1921 310 410 0.0358%
1922 325 358 0.0321%
1923 311 386 0.0345%
1924 342 347 0.0299%
1925 332 365 0.0323%
1926 363 299 0.0272%
1927 379 279 0.0252%
1928 390 251 0.0235%
1929 440 180 0.0174%
1930 445 179 0.0171%
1931 451 163 0.0165%
1932 493 134 0.0136%
1933 476 133 0.0143%
1934 457 155 0.016%
1935 384 231 0.0238%
1936 345 287 0.0298%
1937 368 264 0.0268%
1938 419 210 0.0205%
1939 399 235 0.0231%
1940 453 178 0.0167%
1941 477 164 0.0146%
1942 435 235 0.0186%
1943 490 181 0.0139%
1944 467 192 0.0155%
1945 503 162 0.0133%
1946 559 154 0.0104%
1947 600 153 0.0092%
1948 634 125 0.0078%
1949 706 98 0.0061%
1950 756 85 0.0053%
1951 778 85 0.005%
1952 797 82 0.0047%
1953 834 77 0.0044%
1954 820 84 0.0046%
1955 998 56 0.003%
1956 1,009 59 0.0031%
1957 1,104 45 0.0023%
1958 1,117 46 0.0024%
1959 1,202 37 0.0019%
1960 1,621 14 0.0007%
1961 1,483 21 0.0011%
1962 1,491 20 0.0011%
1963 2,113 6 0.0003%
1964 2,442 5 0.0003%
1965 0 0%
1966 2,262 5 0.0003%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 0 0%
1979 0 0%
1980 0 0%
1981 2,598 7 0.0005%
1982 0 0%
1983 0 0%
1984 0 0%
1985 0 0%
1986 0 0%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 2,811 10 0.0006%
1990 0 0%
1991 0 0%
1992 0 0%
1993 0 0%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 0 0%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 0 0%
2002 0 0%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 0 0%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 0 0%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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Names Like Merle

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What names are variants of Merle?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Merle.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Merl

Blackbird

French

Merla

Blackbird; shining sea

French

Merlina

Blackbird

French

Merline

Blackbird

French

Merola

Blackbird

French

Meryl

Shining sea

English

Murle

Blackbird

French

Myrle

Blackbird

French

Myrleen

Blackbird

French

Myrlene

Blackbird

French

Myrline

Blackbird

French


What names sound like Merle?

If you like how Merle sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Merle.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Marla

A variant short form of Mary.

Hebrew

Marlea

German

Marlee

Marshy meadow

English

Marley

Boundary wood

English

Marlie

Marshy meadow

German

Marlo

Modern

Meral

Shining sea

English

Merel

Shining sea

English

Merill
Merrile

Joyful, lighthearted

English

Meryle

Shining sea

English

Meryll

Shining sea

English

Mirla

Shining sea

English

Myrla

Shining sea

English


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