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Merlin

Heart
Welsh
"sea fortress"

Merlin Origin and Meaning

The name Merlin is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "sea fortress".
This name of the famous fifth-century sorcerer and mentor of King Arthur may or may not be a bit wizardy for a real-life modern child. Its most noted modern bearer: football star turned actor Merlin Olsen, whose father was named Merle.
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20 Names Similar to Merlin

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Lists containing Merlin

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Famous People Named Merlin

  • Merlin de Douai (born PhilippeAntoine Merlin), French politician and lawyer
  • Merlin de Thionville (born AntoineChristophe Merlin), French revolutionary
  • Merlin SantanaAmerican actor
  • Merlin OlsenAmerican football player and actor
  • Merlin Hollandgrandson of novelist Oscar Wilde
  • Merlin MannAmerican podcaster of 43 Folders
  • Merlin Ferry (b. 1991)son of singer Bryan Ferry
  • Merlin Esra Besson (b. 1992)son of musician Richard Z. Kruspe of Rammstein
  • Merlin Sheldrake (b. 1992)son of biologist and author Rupert Sheldrake; brother of Cosmo
  • Merlin van Lawickgrandson of primatologist Jane Goodall
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Merlin in Pop Culture

  • Merlinwizard of Arthurian legend
  • Merlin Langstaffcharacter from the TV series "The Worst Witch"
  • Merlinfemale character in manga/anime The Seven Deadly Sins (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Merlina type of bird (Latin name: Falco columbarius)
  • Feminine variation: Merline
  • Merlin Wizardcharacter on Bee and Puppycat
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