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Gender: M Meaning of Merlin: "sea fortress" Origin of Merlin: Welsh

This name of the famous fifth-century sorcerer and mentor of King Arthur is a bit wizardy for a real-life modern child.

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Famous People Named Merlin

Merlin Holland, b. 1946, grandson of Oscar Wilde
Merlin Santana, American actor
Merlin Olsen, American football player and actor
Merlin Ferry, son of Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry

Pop Culture References for the name Merlin

Merlin, from Arthurian legend and in BBC series "Merlin" as a teenager.
Merlin Langstaff, character from the TV series "The Worst Witch"
The merlin, a type of bird (Latin name: Falco columbarius)

Merlyn, Merlinn, Merlynn, Marlin, Merlen, Merle, Marlon