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55k
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Muriel

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< 1k Meriel (Scottish)
< 1k Mirielle (French)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 7 7 0
1881 11 11 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 18 18 0
1884 22 22 0
1885 26 26 0
1886 25 25 0
1887 29 29 0
1888 43 43 0
1889 53 53 0
1890 58 58 0
1891 59 59 0
1892 69 69 0
1893 87 87 0
1894 89 89 0
1895 108 108 0
1896 144 144 0
1897 152 152 0
1898 129 129 0
1899 167 167 0
1900 224 224 0
1901 195 195 0
1902 206 206 0
1903 220 220 0
1904 214 214 0
1905 186 186 0
1906 226 221 5
1907 226 219 7
1908 262 262 0
1909 316 311 5
1910 365 365 0
1911 353 353 0
1912 705 695 10
1913 892 882 10
1914 1,141 1,133 8
1915 1,453 1,445 8
1916 1,535 1,524 11
1917 1,730 1,714 16
1918 1,812 1,797 15
1919 1,824 1,793 31
1920 2,089 2,071 18
1921 2,279 2,248 31
1922 2,407 2,392 15
1923 2,387 2,359 28
1924 2,261 2,237 24
1925 2,248 2,215 33
1926 2,065 2,027 38
1927 1,836 1,808 28
1928 1,688 1,661 27
1929 1,488 1,462 26
1930 1,374 1,342 32
1931 1,101 1,079 22
1932 1,068 1,045 23
1933 886 872 14
1934 844 828 16
1935 815 798 17
1936 706 696 10
1937 719 702 17
1938 717 706 11
1939 599 584 15
1940 602 580 22
1941 550 541 9
1942 537 517 20
1943 542 531 11
1944 480 472 8
1945 396 390 6
1946 408 399 9
1947 461 448 13
1948 396 386 10
1949 417 402 15
1950 338 330 8
1951 346 333 13
1952 319 319 0
1953 320 310 10
1954 273 267 6
1955 251 245 6
1956 227 219 8
1957 217 217 0
1958 169 169 0
1959 168 163 5
1960 168 168 0
1961 179 172 7
1962 163 163 0
1963 175 175 0
1964 141 141 0
1965 107 107 0
1966 110 105 5
1967 84 84 0
1968 81 81 0
1969 67 67 0
1970 76 76 0
1971 81 81 0
1972 46 46 0
1973 53 53 0
1974 41 41 0
1975 55 55 0
1976 27 27 0
1977 40 40 0
1978 49 49 0
1979 29 29 0
1980 51 51 0
1981 33 33 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 40 40 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 37 37 0
1986 59 59 0
1987 48 48 0
1988 37 37 0
1989 47 47 0
1990 37 37 0
1991 42 42 0
1992 34 34 0
1993 42 42 0
1994 25 25 0
1995 37 37 0
1996 45 45 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 41 41 0
1999 23 23 0
2000 32 32 0
2001 30 30 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 30 30 0
2004 27 27 0
2005 27 27 0
2006 33 33 0
2007 30 30 0
2008 31 31 0
2009 20 20 0
2010 22 22 0
2011 20 20 0
2012 16 16 0
2013 15 15 0
2014 30 30 0
2015 28 28 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Muriel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 55,381 babies born with the name Muriel in the United States. That's more than enough Muriels to occupy the country of Marshall Islands with an estimated population of 54,305 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Muriel" was in 1922 with a total of 2,392 babies. (That's a lot of baby Muriels)

According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Muriel" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 21 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1920. Across the entire United States a total of 2,089 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Muriel

The name "Muriel" is of Irish origin, and it means "Sea bright". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Inspirations for the Name Muriel

Muriel Animal Farm
Muriel Professional Painting
Muriel Siebert
Muriel Spark
Muriel Barbery
Muriel Bowser

Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Muriel born Mar 24, 2003

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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