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Girl Name: Merla

Name: Merla
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rla, mer-la\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: blackbird; shining sea
Origin: French
Sounds Like: Marla, Merola, Merl, Myrla, Mirla
Similar Names: Mera, Mella, Mela, Merna, Perla, Verla


Merla \m(e)-rla, mer-la\ as a girl's name is a variant of Merle (Old French) and Meryl (English), and the meaning of Merla is "blackbird; shining sea".

The baby name Merla sounds like Marla, Merola, Merl, Myrla and Mirla. Other similar baby names are Mera, Mella, Mela, Merna, Perla and Verla.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Merla.


Merla is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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