Muriel \m(u)-riel\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Muriel), is pronounced MYUR-ee-el. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Muriel is "sparkling, shining sea". First used in the Middle Ages. Novelist Muriel Spark.
Muriel has 7 variant forms: Merial, Meriel, Merrill, Miureall, Murial, Muriella and Murielle.
For more information, see also related names Marilla, Merle, Meryl and Mary.
Baby names that sound like Muriel are Mariel, Mariela, Marial, Meriol, Murle, Merill and Merel.