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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Irish Name of the Day!

"fair-haired" or could mean "white fire." There have been seventy four saints with this name, including St. Fintan of Clonenagh in County Laois (c. 600 AD) who lived the life of a hermit on a diet of bread and water. Before he established his monastery Fintan sought the advice of his mentor St. Colmcille. When Colmcille looked out from the mountain, Slieve Bloom, over the wood-covered foothills to the south-east, he saw the angels of God coming and going over Clonenagh and he told Fintan that this was to be the place of his monastery. In mythology, Fintan is said to have been the only Irishman to have survived the Biblical flood.