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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merly

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for rock star, let it out!

L is for look, the way you look at life.

Y is for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Notable Persons Named Merly

Merly Zambrano is a soccer player for the Ecuador women's national football team. Merly was born on December 7th, 1981 in Ecuador.


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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Merly as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merly U.S.
  White 55.15% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 39.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merly

People with the last name Merly are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Merly

  • How Popular is the name Merly? Merly is the 26,935th most popular name of all time. As a last name Merly was the 126,018th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Merly have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 199 babies born with the first name Merly in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merly to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merly? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1986 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Merly first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merly is Wednesday, October 27th, 1909.
  • What year had the most people named Merly born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merly was in 2012 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Random Merly Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merly is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Merly: Your name in reverse order is Ylrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylerm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merly? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 136 people with the last name Merly.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merly? Merly is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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