Meryl is a gender-neutral name and is of Irish origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means shining sea. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. The name is currently in the top 750 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 1957. Variations of Meryl include Merrill, Meryle.
Meryl can be used for both boys and girls.