Muriel
Origin/Usage
Gaelic
Pronunciation
MYOO-ree-əl
Meaning
Shiny sea
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The name 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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Famous Muriels

Muriel Angelus - actress
Muriel Spark - novelist
Muriel Anderson - guitarist
Muriel Pavlow - actress
Muriel Day - singer
Muriel Barbery - writer

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