Name
MERLE

Name MERLE

Between 1880 and 2022 there were 46,590 births of Merle in the countries below, which represents an average of 328 births of children bearing the first name Merle per year on average throughout this period.
On the last available year for each country, we count 530 births.

Other languages  :  
En Français Prénom Merle   
In Italiano Nome Merle   
Variations : Merla , Muriel , Myrl , Myrle


Information about the first name Merle

The first name Merle has been assigned to:
57.42% to boys
42.58% to girls
The country where the first name Merle is the most common is:
US United State of America
This first name is on trend: Both (Unisex)
This first name has 5 letters including 2 vowels and 3 consonants

Anagrams of the first name Merle

An anagram is a word that contains the same letters of another word. Here is the list of first names which are an anagram of Merle : Elmer, Elmér, Erlem, Meler, Melre, Merel, Remel

Merle in Japanese *

Romajimaaru
Katakanaマール
Hiraganaまーる
* This is a phonetic conversion, not a translation.
Merle in Japanese
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Merle in sign language

Merle in binary language

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Origin and meaning of name Merle

US English
Etymology src :
  • From French Merle.
Etymology src :
  • From Middle English merle, from Old French merle (French merle), from Latin merula (“blackbird”) (whence the directly borrowed Middle English merule, and compare the taxonomic name Turdus merula), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂mes- (“black, blackbird”). Compare Breton moualch (“ouzel”), Welsh mwyalch (“blackbird, thrush”). Distantly related to the synonymous ouzel.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • merle (plural merles)
  • The Eurasian blackbird, Turdus merula.
  • Any blackbird.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Merle
  • A surname from French of French origin.
  • A male given name transferred from the surname.
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • merle (countable and uncountable, plural merles)
  • A type of mottled coloration on dogs.
  • A dog having this coloration.
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Merle
  • A female given name from English.
Anagrams src :
  • Elmer, Lemer
Pronunciation src :
  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɜːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /mɝl/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)l
Middle English
Noun src :
  • merle
  • Alternative form of marle
FR French
Etymology src :
  • Originally a nickname or an occupational name from merle (“blackbird”).
Etymology src :
  • Inherited from Latin merula, the word for the male blackbird being mostly female until the 16th century. Probable influence of the Late Latin masculine form merulus (compare Italian merlo, Spanish mirlo).
Anagrams src :
  • mêler
Noun src :
  • merle m (plural merles, feminine merlesse or merlette)
  • blackbird
  • Eurasian blackbird (Turdus merula)
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /mɛʁl/
Noun (Derived terms) src :
  • faute de grives on mange des merles
  • grossier merle
  • merle blanc
  • merle d’Amérique
Noun (Synonyms) src :
  • (blackbird): (Louisiana) tchoque
General
Etymology src :
  • English 19th-century bird name from merle (“blackbird”), possibly also a variant of Muriel, Merrill, etc.
Proper noun src :
  • Merle ?
  • a surname
IT Italian
Noun src :
  • merle f
  • plural of merla
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛr.le/
  • Rhymes: -ɛrle
  • Hyphenation: mèr‧le
DE German
Etymology src :
  • From Middle High German merle, from Old High German merla (11th c.), from Latin merula. Compare Luxembourgish Märel, Dutch merel.
Etymology src :
  • Borrowed from English Merle with a spelling pronunciation (likely reinforced by etymology 1 above).
Etymology (Noun) src :
  • Merle f (genitive Merle, plural Merlen)
  • (now chiefly dialectal) blackbird
  • Synonyms: Amsel, Schwarzdrossel
Etymology (Proper noun) src :
  • Merle f (proper noun, genitive Merles or (with an article) Merle)
  • a female given name of modern usage
Pronunciation src :
  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛrlə/, [ˈmɛʁ.lə], [ˈmɛɐ̯.lə]
 

Popularity of the name Merle

Number of MERLE births per year

Total births of Merle by country

Births with the first name Merle
Country
Boys
Girls
USUnited State of America
1880 - 2022
26,534
11,978
DEGermany
2000 - 2022
5
2,448
DKDenmark
1985 - 2022
0
2,410
NZNew Zealand
1900 - 2022
0
794
EEEstonia
1931 - 2022
0
705
ONOntario
1913 - 2019
176
510
NLNetherlands
2015 - 2022
0
565
CHSwitzerland
1909 - 2021
0
141
BEBelgium
1995 - 2022
0
86
ATAustria
1984 - 2021
0
76
BCBritish Columbia
1919 - 2022
11
43
GBUnited Kingdom
1996 - 2021
0
53
ABAlberta
1980 - 2022
24
0
AUAustralia
1930 - 2022
0
20
QCQuebec
1980 - 2022
1
3
SESweden
1998 - 2022
0
4
CLChili
2010 - 2021
0
2
ITItaly
1999 - 2021
0
1

Total births of Merle by country (last available year)

Births with the first name Merle
Country
Boys
Girls
DEGermany
2022
2
245
DKDenmark
2022
0
207
NLNetherlands
2022
0
55
CHSwitzerland
2021
0
11
ATAustria
2021
0
10

Comments on the name Merle

Personalities with the first name Merle

There are 19 personalities with the first name Merle


Eugene M. Shoemaker
src

United states of america
Astronomer Geologist


Merle Oberon
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United states of america United kingdom
Screenwriter Actor Film actor


Merle Haggard
(Merle Ronald Haggard) src

United states of america
Singer Singer-songwriter Guitarist Recording artist Country musician


Chris O'neil
(Christine Merle O'neil) src

Australia
Tennis player


Merle Frohms
src

Germany
Association football player


Merle Jääger
src

Estonia Soviet union
Actor Writer Poet Film actor


Merle Travis
src

United states of america
Singer Singer-songwriter Guitarist


John Merle Coulter
src

United states of america
Writer Botanist Mycologist


Merle Dandridge
src

United states of america
Singer Stage actor Voice actor Television actor Film actor


Merle Greene Robertson
src

United states of america
Archaeologist



There are more than 10 personalities with the first name Merle
Full list of personalities with the first name Merle

Film Actors and Actresses with the first name Merle

There are 125 actors and actresses with the first name Merle
Merle Peters
Merle Lisek
Merle Wasmuth
Merle Collet
Merle Dandridge
Merle Palmiste
Merle Kennedy
Merle Jääger
Merle Kappel
Merle Allin
Merle Kessler
Merle Pertile
Merle Park
Merle Haggard
Merle Louise
Merle Kilgore
Merle G. Cain
Merle Harmon
Merle Albertson
Merle Travis
Merle Lindsey
Merle Oberon
Merle Tottenham
Merle Kendrick
Merle Evans
Merle Maddern
Merle Uribe
Merle Ann Taylor
Merle Stronck
Merle Scobee

There are more than 30 actors and actresses with the first name Merle
The full list of actors and actresses with the first name Merle

Rankings of first name MERLE by country

Country ranking (boys)
RankCountryYear
#5432DE Germany2022
Country ranking (girls)
RankCountryYear
#28DK Denmark2022
#254DE Germany2022
#263NL Netherlands2022
#481AT Austria2021
#633CH Switzerland2021