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Origin: Old French-Latin
Meaning: Bird

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Merlin

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Merlin in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Merlin:

  • Records indicate that 12,548 boys in the United States have been named Merlin since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1927, when 389 people in the U.S. were given the name Merlin. Those people are now 93 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      4 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Merlin I'm a girl but people always pronounce my name wrong and write it wrong because in Spanish it says different form ingles but I like the name I just don't like it ingles a bit" Mar. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Merlin and I'm also a female. I really love it though." Jan. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • ""my name is Merlin and I'm a female" i love it and i would never change it everyone think its a guy name but i fill it for both....Thank you mom and dad for naming me Merlin....." Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Merlin is from Germany and he is EXTREMELY HOTT!!! =] and he said im really hott! =]" Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "i really like the name merlin. but the english pronuncing os horrible, but the german really beautiful." Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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