Colors Related to this Name: Black, Purple

Qualities Related to this Name: Born Leader, Visionary

Popularity: This name is unique in the US. Ranking #5804 in 2013 and #5860 in 2014.

Famous People

Merle Haggard (Singer), Merle Dandridge (TV Actress), Merle Travis (Singer), Merle Kilgore (Singer), Merle Watson (Singer), Merle Miller (Writer)


In English


-( female name -comes from the English language-).

-( male name -comes from the last names language-) transferred from the last name.

-(last name -comes from the French language-) of French origin.

In French

Origin: Originally a nickname or an occupational name from merle ‎(“blackbird”).


-(last name)

In German

Origin: From the English female given name Merle.


-( female name) of modern usage.

In Estonian

Origin: Modern coinage, possibly from English Merle, associated with similar sounding names like Merili ‎(“Muriel”) or Merilin ‎(“Marilyn”).


-( female name).