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Merle Girl Name


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Merle name image The name Merle is of French origin, and means blackbird.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Merle has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Merle
Use of the Name Merle for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years50 Years25 Years10 Years5 Years2 Years1 Year
13,90021900000
The table below indicates the number of times the name Merle has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Merle last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1979, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Merle
 Used as a Girl NameUsed as a Boy Name
YearRankCountRankCount
1880810643717
1881795649813
18825901153013
18835081535023
18845351642519
18855511633726
18866281437622
18876811233824
18885092551815
18893764228735
18903076834626
18913714628134
18923416030238
18933466134427
18943337028638
18953039126546
18963158627744
18973517031834
18983577725449
18993208826442
190031611328155
19013169123952
190229911224458
190329311321669
19043419226353
190532111025559
19063728422973
190733011222782
190832312024476
190933212025477
1910337135234101
1911321151236116
1912307221207266
1913313232202331
1914336248201415
1915315352185597
1916313373191602
1917329359178704
1918332377170795
1919331370182720
1920323402171816
1921311439173835
1922330393172833
1923318412183771
1924350380184781
1925333405174839
1926365341181783
1927387311178815
1928390293188756
1929439225187732
1930437236196709
1931442213198659
1932463199211597
1933476182207568
1934450211207596
1935386272226521
1936337341209568
1937371300229516
1938416264228525
1939406276225530
1940443236254466
1941466224254482
1942442273289441
1943489229289449
1944466237308387
1945509209307369
1946552205320403
1947596205346391
1948620178322433
1949680152356353
1950720142339394
1951754136359368
1952778133369339
1953837123389325
1954798139414304
1955928112429292
1956986107441290
1957  491251
1958  507232
1959  518229
1960  591176
1961  595176
1962  583180
1963  580187
1964  609166
1965  608159
1966  678121
1967  76591
1968  649136
1969  745111
1970  719131
1971  658156
1972  753112
1973  82793
1974  92278
1975  95973
1976    
1977  95880
1978    
1979  98481
Totals:  13,900 29,141

During the last 125 years, parents have used Merle as a girl's name about 32% of the time and more frequently (about 67% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Merle appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 77 times during the last 125 years.


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