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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

Fun Facts about the name Merrill

  • How many people with the first name Merrill have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,900 babies born with the first name Merrill in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merrill to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merrill? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 13 new born babies.
  • When was Merrill first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merrill is Monday, September 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Merrill born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merrill was in 1926 with a total of 305 babies.
  • Random Merrill Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merrill ranks 72nd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 19 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Merrill: Your name in reverse order is Llirrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Merrill. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merrill? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,620 people with the last name Merrill.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merrill? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Merrill as their last name.

Where is the name Merrill popular?

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Popularity of Merrill as a first name

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Popularity of Merrill as a last name

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Common last names for Merrill

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Baker
  • Jones
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Nelson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Campbell

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merrill U.S.
  White 90.32% 64.26%
  African American 4.18% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.70% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.13% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merrill

People with the last name Merrill are most frequently White

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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.

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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.

  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Name Merrill

Peaches

Peaches is an electroclash, electropunk, dance-punk, punk rock, alternative hip hop, synthpop, and alternative dance musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1990 to present. Peaches was given the name Merrill Beth Nisker on November 11th, 1968 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Merrill Osmond

Merrill Osmond is an actor/singer. He was most prominent from 1962 to present. Merrill was given the name Merrill Davis Osmond on April 30th, 1953 in Ogden, Utah.

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Merrill Markoe

Merrill Markoe is a writer. Merrill was born on August 13th, 1948.

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Merrill Edward Newman

Merrill Edward Newman is a noteworthy human.

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Merrill A. McPeak

Merrill A. McPeak is a tektronix. His military service ended in 1994.

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Merrill Swain

Merrill Swain is a notable person.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Merrill

Dina Merrill

Dina Merrill is an actress, socialite, businesswoman, and philanthropist. She was most active from 1955 to 2009. Dina was given the name Nedenia Marjorie Hutton on December 29th, 1923.

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Gary Merrill

Gary Merrill was an actor and director. He was most active from 1943 to 1980. Gary was given the name Gary Fred Merrill on August 2nd, 1915 in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S. He died on March 5th, 1990.

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James Merrill

James Merrill was an american poetry writer. James was born on March 3rd, 1926 in New York City. He left this life on February 6th, 1995.

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Charles E. Merrill

Charles E. Merrill was a banker. Charles was given the name Charles Edward Merrill on October 19th, 1885 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. He died on October 6th, 1965.

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Helen Merrill

Helen Merrill is a jazz musician. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1950 to present. Helen was given the name Jelena Ana Milčetić on July 21st, 1930 in New York City, United States.

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Andy Merrill

Andy Merrill is a television writer, television producer, voice actor, screenwriting, and voice acting. He was most prominent from 1994 to present. Andy was given the name Andrew Ronald Merrill on November 27th, 1966 in Newark, Ohio, United States.

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  • Carol Merrill
    (television game show model)
  • Frank Merrill
    (military person)
  • Robbie Merrill
    (musician)
  • Nicholas Merrill
    (executive director)
  • Jon Merrill
    (hockey player)
  • Stephen E. Merrill
    (Governor of New Hampshire)
  • Aaron Stanton Merrill
    (military person)
  • Denise Merrill
    (73rd Secretary of State of Connecticut)
  • Richard B. Merrill
    (famed human)
  • Charles E. Merrill Jr.
    (american educator)
  • Lewis Merrill
    (influential somebody)
  • Winifred Edgerton Merrill
    (famous individual)
  • Edward Wilson Merrill
    (leading human)
  • Christopher Merrill
    (noteworthy individual)

What does the name Merrill mean?

Mis for mirth, your laughter.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Ris for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

Ris for romantic, hopelessly so

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Lis for little, the little things you do.

Lis for love, everlasting.

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