Merle

Merle - A very unique female name



  May 20,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Merle, meaning blackbird, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #365. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Merle and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Merle? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Merle. The baby girl name Merle was given to 10 baby girls in 1989, ranking #3107 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 161,355 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Merle peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1913 on position 308.



Famous with this name

Merle Oberon
Merle Liivak
Merle McHugh


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Merle is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Merle is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #2,228 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,368.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Merle is where you live.


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Merle origin and meaning

Merle is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means blackbird. To see famous people named Merle, pop culture references for the name Merle and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Merle

We've found the following names that sound similar to Merle, sorted by popularity.

Muriel / Marla / Marley / Marylou / Mariela / Marlee / Marilee / Marlo / Mariel / Meryl /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19893107
19812882
19662507
19642517
19632235
19621526
19611517
19601686
19591222
19581129
19571132
19561019
19551008
1954826
1953845
1952805
1951784
1950763
1949713
1948640
1947602
1946563
1945505
1944469
1943494
1942438
1941482
1940456
1939402
1938421
1937369
1936346
1935386
1934463
1933485
1932498
1931458
1930453
1929446
1928396
1927383
1926368
1925334
1924345
1923312
1922327
1921311
1920322
1919330
1918333
1917333
1916309
1915314
1914329
1913308
1912316
1911359
1910365

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas2228
California3368

Even more about Merle


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Merle a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Merle?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1913
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Merle
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 161,355
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
1989 births +10

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