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Boy Name: Merrill

Name: Merrill
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rri-ll\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Merrill's also a girl name)
Meaning: sparkling sea
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Morrill, Morrell
Variant forms: Meril, Merill, Merrel, Merrell, Merril, Meryl
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 726
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 892


Merrill \m(e)-rri-ll\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Merrill), is pronounced MARE-ul. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Merrill is "sparkling sea". From Muriel. Poet James Merrill.

Merrill has 6 variant forms: Meril, Merill, Merrel, Merrell, Merril and Meryl.

Baby names that sound like Merrill are Morrill and Morrell.


Merrill is a somewhat popular first name for men (#726 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#892 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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