Gender: Female Meaning of Muriel: "of the bright sea" Origin of Muriel: Irish

Muriel Origin and Meaning

The name Muriel is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "of the bright sea".

Once a poetic Celtic name, that of the angel who governs the month of June, Muriel became the mom or grandma on TV sitcoms. She does have literary cred via Edinburgh-born author Muriel Spark, author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and also appears as a character in Anne of Green Gables. Muriel was a Top 200 name from 1912 to 1933.

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Pop Culture References for the name Muriel

Murial, Meriol, Merriel, Merrill, Merrial, Murielia, Muriell, Muire

Muriel's International Variations

Meriel, Murielle, Muiriol, Muirgheal, Merial (Irish) Muireall (Scottish)


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