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Gender: Male Meaning of Merle: "blackbird" Origin of Merle: French

The name Merle is a boy's name of French origin meaning "blackbird". Merle and is often added to lists like Bird Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Generation CAF (12)".

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Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith.

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Leah_ Says:


I've always considered this name to be very masculine. Merle Haggard is my biggest association with the name.

AmadeusMozart Says:


I think Merle is very masculine, actually. I could see it on a girl too, but I prefer it for a boy.

lesliemarion Says:


Merle Haggard is a masculine enough association for many people.