Merrill
Origin/Usage
Gaelic
Pronunciation
MER-əl
Meaning
Shiny sea
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Merrill is a masculine name derived from Muriel. The name Muriel is probably derived from Gaelic elements, which ultimately mean "shiny sea". It was popularized by Dinah Craik in her novel John Halifax, Gentleman, where Muriel is John Halifax's daughter. The name itself was not popular outside of Scotland until the beginning of the 20th century.

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Merrill Gerber - author
Merrill Johnson - football player

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