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Gender: M Meaning of Merle: "blackbird" Origin of Merle: French

Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith.

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Famous People Named Merle

Country & western singer Merle Haggard
Merle Slease Evans, famous American circus band conductor

Pop Culture References for the name Merle

Merle Dixon, character from AMC's "The Walking Dead" played by Michael Rooker.