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since 1880

Merrill

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 13 0 13
1881 7 0 7
1882 10 0 10
1883 20 0 20
1884 11 0 11
1885 10 0 10
1886 5 0 5
1887 12 0 12
1888 14 0 14
1889 9 0 9
1890 14 0 14
1891 11 0 11
1892 11 0 11
1893 26 0 26
1894 16 0 16
1895 25 0 25
1896 23 0 23
1897 21 0 21
1898 27 0 27
1899 27 0 27
1900 23 0 23
1901 26 0 26
1902 26 0 26
1903 31 0 31
1904 34 0 34
1905 40 5 35
1906 38 5 33
1907 33 0 33
1908 34 0 34
1909 48 6 42
1910 39 0 39
1911 57 0 57
1912 131 12 119
1913 142 6 136
1914 176 10 166
1915 272 11 261
1916 286 16 270
1917 271 14 257
1918 313 17 296
1919 287 8 279
1920 306 17 289
1921 296 13 283
1922 283 6 277
1923 291 14 277
1924 279 13 266
1925 310 18 292
1926 321 16 305
1927 293 9 284
1928 295 17 278
1929 285 16 269
1930 267 8 259
1931 268 12 256
1932 257 14 243
1933 221 14 207
1934 251 12 239
1935 210 22 188
1936 248 15 233
1937 241 20 221
1938 235 20 215
1939 247 12 235
1940 234 19 215
1941 230 20 210
1942 272 42 230
1943 267 25 242
1944 188 14 174
1945 204 33 171
1946 230 39 191
1947 238 44 194
1948 201 38 163
1949 203 52 151
1950 216 52 164
1951 193 45 148
1952 213 49 164
1953 202 51 151
1954 203 50 153
1955 196 46 150
1956 181 31 150
1957 177 28 149
1958 151 37 114
1959 132 30 102
1960 144 33 111
1961 137 35 102
1962 110 22 88
1963 122 27 95
1964 94 23 71
1965 88 19 69
1966 84 29 55
1967 74 12 62
1968 96 32 64
1969 78 21 57
1970 69 19 50
1971 68 16 52
1972 57 17 40
1973 54 14 40
1974 57 12 45
1975 52 10 42
1976 62 10 52
1977 59 11 48
1978 63 12 51
1979 56 6 50
1980 74 24 50
1981 64 21 43
1982 46 14 32
1983 54 13 41
1984 45 13 32
1985 45 18 27
1986 45 22 23
1987 46 14 32
1988 28 11 17
1989 38 17 21
1990 44 20 24
1991 52 16 36
1992 38 19 19
1993 35 13 22
1994 32 16 16
1995 35 17 18
1996 24 10 14
1997 23 8 15
1998 19 10 9
1999 36 17 19
2000 19 10 9
2001 16 9 7
2002 10 10 0
2003 19 9 10
2004 22 11 11
2005 20 7 13
2006 22 14 8
2007 21 12 9
2008 23 12 11
2009 16 10 6
2010 22 10 12
2011 20 9 11
2012 19 11 8
2013 14 8 6
2014 14 7 7
2015 22 12 10

Want to know about the popularity of the Merrill baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,900 babies born with the name Merrill in the United States. That's more than enough Merrills to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 13 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Merrill" was in 1926 with a total of 305 babies.

According to the 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Merrill" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 6 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1918. Across the entire United States a total of 313 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 "Merrill" mean? The list below shows the origins of Merrill as well as things modernly associated with the name Merrill such as celebrities named Merrill.

Origin and Meaning of Merrill

The name "Merrill" is of English origin, and it means "From the pleasant hill". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Merrill Osmond

Merrill Osmond is an actor/singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1962 to present. Merrill was born in 1953 as Merrill Davis Osmond in Ogden, Utah, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Merrill

Merrill Corporation
Merrill Markoe
Merrill Datasite
Merrill Edge
Merrill Lynch
Merrill House Apartments

Alternative Meanings

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

L is for love, everlasting.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

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

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Past life for Merrill born Dec 4, 1924

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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 New Guinea approximately on 1050. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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