Gender: Female Meaning of Merel: "blackbird" Origin of Merel: Dutch

Merel Origin and Meaning

The name Merel is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "blackbird".

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.

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Ziggy2112 Says:


Would this be the same pronounciation as Meryl, or would it be more like mer-ELLE? If so I really like it.

lavendel Says:


If you're wondering how this is pronounced in Dutch: google translate's Dutch text-to-speech function is pretty good. (I have honestly no idea how to explain the pronunciation in English).