Meaning of the name Muriel. Listen and learn how to pronounce Muriel so you can get the correct pronunciation for this girl name.

MEANING: muirgheal “bright as the sea.” The Irish form of the name Muriel.

GENDER: Girl | Female

IRISH NAME: Muriel Muirgheal



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