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Muriel Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

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".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4709  in baby name popularity for girls with 30 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Muriel Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Muriel has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Muriel to other names.


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Related Names

Muriel is a form of the name Muireall.

Variants of the name Muriel include Meriel, Meryl.

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

Other Tidbits

Muriel falls into the water name category.

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.

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Irish names usually contain a given, middle and family name.

Given names frequently have their source in the Roman Catholic faith, or are derived from the traditional Gaelic.

Some Gaelic or old Irish names date back to the Celtic origins of Gaelach (Ireland). These names find their basis in ancient pagan religions, myths, legends, and superstitions held by the Gaels.