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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Meryl

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  1. A female given name, a variant of Muriel.

Notable Persons Named Meryl

Meryl Streep is an actress and film producer. She has been prominent since 1971. Meryl was given the name Mary Louise Streep on June 22nd, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, U.S.

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Meryl Cassie is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1999 to present. Meryl was given the name Meryl Danielle Cassie on April 2nd, 1984 in George, Western Cape.

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Meryl was born in 1955.

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Meryl Fernandes is an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Meryl was given the name Meryl Glynis Fernandes on March 5th, 1983 in London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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How popular is the baby name Meryl in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1892 6 6 0
1893 5 5 0
1896 5 5 0
1897 6 6 0
1898 9 9 0
1901 5 5 0
1902 7 7 0
1903 7 7 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 8 8 0
1908 9 9 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 8 8 0
1912 26 21 5
1913 18 18 0
1914 16 16 0
1915 29 19 10
1916 34 22 12
1917 38 29 9
1918 40 29 11
1919 33 18 15
1920 45 32 13
1921 39 21 18
1922 37 22 15
1923 54 37 17
1924 49 36 13
1925 52 35 17
1926 43 36 7
1927 39 25 14
1928 49 41 8
1929 39 30 9
1930 49 37 12
1931 56 40 16
1932 39 29 10
1933 41 28 13
1934 32 22 10
1935 32 25 7
1936 45 37 8
1937 21 16 5
1938 34 25 9
1939 37 31 6
1940 15 15 0
1941 44 30 14
1942 38 33 5
1943 44 31 13
1944 54 45 9
1945 75 69 6
1946 83 70 13
1947 108 97 11
1948 119 112 7
1949 130 125 5
1950 130 124 6
1951 127 119 8
1952 146 141 5
1953 139 132 7
1954 143 143 0
1955 134 125 9
1956 156 156 0
1957 150 141 9
1958 93 93 0
1959 108 108 0
1960 100 100 0
1961 84 79 5
1962 76 76 0
1963 78 78 0
1964 70 65 5
1965 51 51 0
1966 45 45 0
1967 39 34 5
1968 37 37 0
1969 46 46 0
1970 34 34 0
1971 21 21 0
1972 31 31 0
1973 21 21 0
1974 18 18 0
1975 14 14 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 7 7 0
1978 12 12 0
1979 24 24 0
1980 63 63 0
1981 46 46 0
1982 68 68 0
1983 72 72 0
1984 71 71 0
1985 72 72 0
1986 79 79 0
1987 65 65 0
1988 68 68 0
1989 59 59 0
1990 49 49 0
1991 30 30 0
1992 45 45 0
1993 33 33 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 33 33 0
1996 26 26 0
1997 25 25 0
1998 31 31 0
1999 24 24 0
2000 19 19 0
2001 11 11 0
2002 20 20 0
2003 22 22 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 25 25 0
2006 25 25 0
2007 22 22 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 27 27 0
2010 18 18 0
2011 17 17 0
2012 34 34 0
2013 18 18 0
2014 29 29 0
2015 50 50 0
2016 30 30 0
2017 20 20 0

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Popularity of Meryl as a first name

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Common last names for Meryl

  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Wilson

Fun Facts about the name Meryl

  • How Popular is the name Meryl? Meryl is the 3,592nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Meryl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,440 babies born with the first name Meryl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meryl to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meryl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Meryl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meryl is Friday, September 22nd, 1882.
  • What year had the most people named Meryl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meryl was in 1956 with a total of 156 babies.
  • Random Meryl Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meryl is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Meryl: Your name in reverse order is Lyrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lyerm. How do you pronounce that?

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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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