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Merlin

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 6 0 6
1887 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1891 6 0 6
1895 10 0 10
1896 6 0 6
1898 7 0 7
1899 8 0 8
1900 8 0 8
1901 13 6 7
1902 14 0 14
1903 9 0 9
1904 14 0 14
1905 10 0 10
1906 12 0 12
1907 21 0 21
1908 30 0 30
1909 20 0 20
1910 23 0 23
1911 33 0 33
1912 82 6 76
1913 85 0 85
1914 127 0 127
1915 179 0 179
1916 231 11 220
1917 242 12 230
1918 280 12 268
1919 259 8 251
1920 321 7 314
1921 354 11 343
1922 337 10 327
1923 276 10 266
1924 347 10 337
1925 359 16 343
1926 382 14 368
1927 404 16 388
1928 314 7 307
1929 340 12 328
1930 339 5 334
1931 379 15 364
1932 324 10 314
1933 311 9 302
1934 289 6 283
1935 319 11 308
1936 289 15 274
1937 256 0 256
1938 285 0 285
1939 254 9 245
1940 256 7 249
1941 264 6 258
1942 224 8 216
1943 271 5 266
1944 208 0 208
1945 194 7 187
1946 214 7 207
1947 174 11 163
1948 167 12 155
1949 154 5 149
1950 175 0 175
1951 175 0 175
1952 163 6 157
1953 156 0 156
1954 158 8 150
1955 182 6 176
1956 155 5 150
1957 151 5 146
1958 162 5 157
1959 130 0 130
1960 105 0 105
1961 110 0 110
1962 95 0 95
1963 109 0 109
1964 100 5 95
1965 81 0 81
1966 96 9 87
1967 73 0 73
1968 65 0 65
1969 74 0 74
1970 48 0 48
1971 65 0 65
1972 77 6 71
1973 55 5 50
1974 57 0 57
1975 48 0 48
1976 53 0 53
1977 48 0 48
1978 48 0 48
1979 45 0 45
1980 54 6 48
1981 42 0 42
1982 50 5 45
1983 46 6 40
1984 39 0 39
1985 44 0 44
1986 34 0 34
1987 45 6 39
1988 49 0 49
1989 35 8 27
1990 54 10 44
1991 53 11 42
1992 52 19 33
1993 47 6 41
1994 46 18 28
1995 58 18 40
1996 52 13 39
1997 35 7 28
1998 55 10 45
1999 53 5 48
2000 56 12 44
2001 65 14 51
2002 57 15 42
2003 72 30 42
2004 56 12 44
2005 54 18 36
2006 69 22 47
2007 68 25 43
2008 64 26 38
2009 56 17 39
2010 38 15 23
2011 43 12 31
2012 53 15 38
2013 45 8 37
2014 46 12 34
2015 46 12 34

Want to know about the popularity of the Merlin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,243 babies born with the name Merlin in the United States. That's more than enough Merlins to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Merlin" was in 1927 with a total of 388 babies.

According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Merlin" ranks #91 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 56 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1921. Across the entire United States a total of 354 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Merlin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Merlin as well as things modernly associated with the name Merlin such as celebrities named Merlin.

Origin and Meaning of Merlin

The name "Merlin" is of Latin origin, and it means "Latinized form of Myrddin". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen is a NFL player. Merlin was born in 1940 in Logan, Utah, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Merlin

Merlin Bird Id
Merlin Cycles
Merlin Cydcor
Merlin Ihg
Merlin International
Merlin Season 6
Merlin Tv Show
Merlin Online
Merlin Santana

Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

I is for ideals, no higher!

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nilrem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Milren". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Merlin born Mar 3, 1925

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1250. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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