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Girl Name: Merna

Name: Merna
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rna, mer-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: beloved
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Marna, Merona, Morna, Murna, Mirna, Meirna
Similar Names: Mera, Berna, Ferna, Meena, Merla, Mena, Verna
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2580
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 50427


Merna \m(e)-rna, mer-na\ as a girl's name is a variant of Myrna (Irish, Gaelic), and the meaning of Merna is "beloved".

The baby name Merna sounds like Marna, Merona, Morna, Murna, Mirna and Meirna. Other similar baby names are Mera, Berna, Ferna, Meena, Merla, Mena and Verna.


Merna is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2580 out of 4276) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#50427 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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