Merle Origin and Meaning

The name Merle is both a boy's name and a girl's name of French origin meaning "blackbird".
Originally a nickname for someone who loved to sing or whistle, Merle is even less masculine than Meredith.

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Famous People Named Merle

  • Merle Ronald HaggardAmerican country music singer
  • Merle Robert TravisAmerican country music singer
  • Merle Eugene CurtiAmerican historian and author
  • Merle Reid HarmonAmerican sportscaster
  • (Wyatt) Merle KilgoreAmerican singer and music manager
  • (Eddy) Merle WatsonAmerican singer and guitarist; son of singer Doc Watson
  • Merle Slease EvansAmerican circus band conductor
  • Merle JohnsonJr., birth name of Troy Donahue, American actor

Merle in Pop Culture

  • Merle Dixoncharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Merle Highchurcha main character in podcast "The Adventure Zone"
  • Merle "The Pearl" Stockwellcharacter on "Eight is Enough"