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The name Merlin is of Celtic origin, and means falcon.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Merlin 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 Merlin
Use of the Name Merlin for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
12,542 1,724 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Merlin has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Merlin first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1885, which is the first year shown on the table.  Merlin last appeared in either or both of these name lists during 1972, 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 Merlin
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
18858996  
1886    
18877238  
1888    
1889    
1890    
18919216  
1892    
1893    
1894    
189573110  
1896    
1897    
18989587  
18998378  
1900    
19019157  
190260414  
19038259  
190463514  
190582510  
190673912  
190752721  
190844630  
190960320  
191061123  
191151933  
191245775  
191346885  
1914425126  
1915402179  
1916372220  
1917370229  
1918354270  
1919365251  
1920328314  
1921316342  
1922315329  
1923366264  
1924317333  
1925307344  
1926295369  
1927287388  
1928320307  
1929306327  
1930311334  
1931288366  
1932309312  
1933307302  
1934323283  
1935310308  
1936324276  
1937339255  
1938331285  
1939357247  
1940365245  
1941364257  
1942419216  
1943375265  
1944419208  
1945436187  
1946443205  
1947530163  
1948536154  
1949542151  
1950510174  
1951515174  
1952555158  
1953576155  
1954604148  
1955553176  
1956620150  
1957635146  
1958611158  
1959672129  
1960754105  
1961740109  
196277596  
1963745109  
196477595  
196582481  
196678187  
196783674  
196889765  
196989673  
1970    
1971    
197296371  
Totals:  12,542 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Merlin as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Merlin appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 76 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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