Muriel

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Etymology[edit]

Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Muireall, from muir (sea), from Old Irish muir, from Proto-Celtic *mori, from Proto-Indo-European *móri; + geal (white, bright), from Old Irish gel, from Proto-Celtic *gelos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₂- (to shine).

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Muriel

  1. A female given name of mostly British usage.
    • 1857, Dinah Craik, chapter XXI, in John Halifax, Gentleman:
      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?

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Muriel, anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Muireall, from muir (see), from Old Irish muir, from Proto-Celtic *mori, from Proto-Indo-European *móri; + geal (white, bright), from Old Irish gel, from Proto-Celtic *gelos, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₂- (to shine).

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Muriel

  1. A female given name