Muriel

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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 Rukeyser, American poet
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
Muriel Lilian Pavlow, British actress
Muriel Burrell Smith, American singer and actress
Muriel Beaumont, Lady du Maurier, English actress; mother of novelist Daphne du Maurier
Muriel Angelus, English actress

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"
Muriel, wise old goat in George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
Lady Muriel Orme, main character in Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno novels
Muriel McComber, main character in Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness!" (1933)
Muriel Pritchett, character in Anne Tyler's "The Accidental Tourist" (1985)
Muriel Stacy, Anne's teacher in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series
Muriel, villain in film "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" (2013)

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

Muriel's International Variations

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