Meaning and Origin of: Merlin
Girl name origins & meanings:
- French : Blackbird
- Welsh : The fort by the sea; falcon
Girl name variations
Boy name origins & meanings:
- Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Welsh : Sea; falcon; sea hill
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings:
- English, French, and Spanish (Merlín) : from the Old French personal name Merlin, Latin Merlinus was derived from the Welsh personal name Myrddin. Merlinus was a Latinized form of Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth and popularized in the Arthurian romances.
- Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle, a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin).