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Muriel Meaning


What does Muriel mean?

The name Muriel is of Irish origin.

The meaning of Muriel is "shining sea".

It is also of Arabic origin, where its meaning is "myrrh" and English origin, where its meaning is "sea-bright".

Muriel is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Mu-ri-al.

The Given Name Muriel

Muriel is a form of Muireall. See Muireall for further details.

Muriel is quite a fearless name and a welcome find.

A name fit for a child full of charm and spirit, a little seeker.

Muriel is unique yet compelling due to its appealing and memorable nature.

Muriel falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Muriel Stacy.

Muriel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 6,395 in baby name popularity for girls with 19 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 5,277 in baby name popularity for girls with 25 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

Want to see how Muriel sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Muriel Name Popularity Page.

Muriel Related Names

Muriel is a form of Muireall.

Variants of the name Muriel include Meriel, Meryl.

The names Mearl, Merlene, Merlion are all forms of Muriel.

Famous Muriels

  • Muriel ~ Harry Potter character
  • Muriel Stacy ~ Anne of Green Gables character

Muriel Numerology

What will your new littleMuriel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Muriel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Muriel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Muriel.

Just for fun, see the name Muriel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Muriel in Nautical Flags page.