The name Merel is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "blackbird". Merel and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory -- All Girls Edition!".
From the experts:
Merel is a soundalike of Meryl and may be thought of as a variation of that name, but it's also the Dutch word for blackbird and so you can make it more stylish as one of the flock of cool new bird names, joining Wren, Lark, and Sparrow.