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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

Merle Ronald Haggard, American country music singer
Merle Robert Travis, American country music singer
Merle Eugene Curti, American historian and author
Merle Reid Harmon, American sportscaster
(Wyatt) Merle Kilgore, American singer and music manager
(Eddy) Merle Watson, American singer and guitarist; son of singer Doc Watson
Merle Slease Evans, American circus band conductor

Pop Culture References for the name Merle

Merle Dixon, character on TV's "The Walking Dead"