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

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.

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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).