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Gender: Female Origin of Merryn: Cornish variation of Mirin, Irish and Scottish, meaning unknown

The name Merryn is a girl's name of Cornish origin. Merryn and is often added to lists like Cornish Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change two letters (5 names)".

From the experts:

St. Merryn, the name of a Cornish town derived from Mirin, a 6th century Irish saint important in Scottish history often as Mirren, is sometimes used in modern times as a girl's name. Lovely, sleek, shimmery feel though many will assume it's invented until you enlighten them on its long history. Also spelled Meryn.

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Famous People Named Merryn

Merryn Somerset Webb

Pop Culture References for the name Merryn

Merryn, 12 year old video game character in Song of the Deep


memmyk Says:


This is my name, the meaning isn’t unknown. It’s “of the sea”.

katinka Says:


Love the bright, joyful, tomboyish feel of this sweet but solid little name!

Zelliew Says:


I could change this name into something I like by adding 2 letters.......Merrilyn

lynn_wentworth Says:


I prefer the spelling Mirren or Mirran, feels more modern.

faithnamer Says:


I like this!