Muriel

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Muireall, probably from Celtic "sea" + "bright".

Proper noun[edit]

Muriel

  1. A female given name of mostly British usage.
    • 1857 Dinah Craik, John Halifax, Gentleman, Chapter XXI:
      She was named Muriel — after the rather peculiar name of John's mother. Her own mother would have it so; only wishing out of her full heart, happy one! that there should be a slight alteration made in the second name. Therefore the baby was called Muriel Joy — Muriel Joy Halifax.
    • 1985 Anne Tyler, The Accidental Tourist, ISBN 0-7011-2986-7, page 198:
      Funny sort of name. Who would think of calling a little newborn baby Muriel?

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Muriel

  1. A female given name of Celtic origin. Variant: Murielle.