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Gender: F Meaning of Muriel: "of the bright sea" Origin of Muriel: Irish

Once a poetic Celtic name, that of the angel who governs the month of June, Muriel is now the grandma on TV sitcoms. She does have literary cred via Edinburgh-born author Muriel Spark, author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and also appears as a character in Anne of Green Gables. Muriel was a Top 200 name from 1912 to 1933.

Famous People Named Muriel

Muriel Sarah Spark, Scottish novelist
(Violette) Muriel Box, English screenwriter and director
Muriel Faye "Mickie" Siebert, American financier; first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange
Muriel Day, Northern Irish singer
Muriel Elizabeth Bowser, American politician; mayor of the District of Columbia
Muriel Irene McBrien Kauffman, American philanthropist; founding co-owner of the Kansas City Royals baseball team

Pop Culture References for the name Muriel

Muriel Rush, character on TV's "Too Close for Comfort"
Muriel Heslop, main character in 1994 movie "Muriel's Wedding"
Great Aunt Muriel Weasley, character in the Harry Potter series
Muriel Bagge, elderly main character on animated series "Courage the Cowardly Dog"
Muriel Stacey, character in L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables"
Muriel P. Finster, character in animated series "Recess"
Muriel, character on TV's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
Muriel Blandings, wife of the title character in "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House"
Muriel Goldman, character on TV's "Family Guy"

Murial, Meriol, Merriel, Merrill, Merrial, Murielia, Muriell, Muire

Muriel's International Variations

Meriel, Murielle, Muiriol, Muirgheal, Merial (Irish) Muireall (Scottish)