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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 boys 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 boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Merle
Use of the Name Merle for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
29,141 3,601 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Merle has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Merle last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl 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 boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Merle
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880437178106
1881498137956
18825301359011
18833502350815
18844251953516
18853372655116
18863762262814
18873382468112
18885181550925
18892873537642
18903462630768
18912813437146
18923023834160
18933442734661
18942863833370
18952654630391
18962774431586
18973183435170
18982544935777
18992644232088
190028155316113
19012395231691
190224458299112
190321669293113
19042635334192
190525559321110
19062297337284
190722782330112
190824476323120
190925477332120
1910234101337135
1911236116321151
1912207266307221
1913202331313232
1914201415336248
1915185597315352
1916191602313373
1917178704329359
1918170795332377
1919182720331370
1920171816323402
1921173835311439
1922172833330393
1923183771318412
1924184781350380
1925174839333405
1926181783365341
1927178815387311
1928188756390293
1929187732439225
1930196709437236
1931198659442213
1932211597463199
1933207568476182
1934207596450211
1935226521386272
1936209568337341
1937229516371300
1938228525416264
1939225530406276
1940254466443236
1941254482466224
1942289441442273
1943289449489229
1944308387466237
1945307369509209
1946320403552205
1947346391596205
1948322433620178
1949356353680152
1950339394720142
1951359368754136
1952369339778133
1953389325837123
1954414304798139
1955429292928112
1956441290986107
1957491251  
1958507232  
1959518229  
1960591176  
1961595176  
1962583180  
1963580187  
1964609166  
1965608159  
1966678121  
196776591  
1968649136  
1969745111  
1970719131  
1971658156  
1972753112  
197382793  
197492278  
197595973  
1976    
197795880  
1978    
197998481  
Totals:  29,141 13,900

During the last 125 years, parents have used Merle as a boy's name about 67% of the time and less frequently (about 32% of the time) as a girl'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 boy names only 98 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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