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Origin and popularity of the name MERLIN


Merlin : 1: French English (of Norman origin) Italian and German; Spanish (Merlín): from the Old French personal name Merlin from Latin Merlinus a Latinized form of Welsh Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth from the Welsh form of the Romano-British placename Moridunum ‘sea-fort’ (Carmarthen) and popularized in the Arthurian romances.2: Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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