|Number in U.S||👶 16,000|
|Rate in 2021||4392|
|Name origin||🌍 English|
Merlin is a masculine name with a meaning that conjures images of strength and stability. The name translates to 'sea fortress,' symbolizing resilience, protection, and a strong foundation. It's a name that carries an aura of magic and mystery, given its legendary associations.
The name Merlin originates from the Welsh name Myrddin. In Arthurian legend, Merlin was a legendary magician and advisor to King Arthur. The name was Latinized to Merlinus in the medieval period due to its association with the Latin word for 'falcon'. The name's meaning, 'sea fortress,' comes from its original Welsh elements: 'mor' meaning sea, and 'din' meaning fortress.
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