Meryl

Meryl - A very unique female name



  Sep 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Meryl appeared on the charts for the first time in 1924 on position #1790. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Meryl and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Meryl? 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 Meryl. The baby girl name Meryl was given to 12 baby girls in 2012, ranking #3725 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 117,771 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Meryl peaked in popularity 70 years ago in 1949 on position 726.



Famous with this name

Meryl Streep
Meryl Lester
Meryl Valerie


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Meryl is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Meryl is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #2,992 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #3,515.

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 Meryl is where you live.


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Meryl origin and meaning

Meryl is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Meryl, pop culture references for the name Meryl and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Meryl

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

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

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
20123725
19994734
19984643
19973918
19952960
19942920
19913009
19902550
19892600
19881729
19871883
19861656
19851856
19841621
19831458
19821578
19812125
19802004
19793387
19762398
19752468
19742250
19732909
19722000
19712019
19701746
19691449
19681526
19671490
19661363
19651268
19641171
19631080
19621103
19611155
1960905
1959932
1958964
1957801
1956739
1955786
1954733
1953773
1952731
1951747
1950731
1949726
1948767
1947811
1946886
1945775
19441002
19431328
19421287
19411275
19401703
19391101
19381259
19361084
19351314
19331034
19321438
19311110
19291155
19281321
19271996
19261394
19241790

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California2992
Texas3515

Even more about Meryl


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 Meryl 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 Meryl?

2 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
1949
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Meryl
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 117,771
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1924
2012 births +12

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