Merlin Family History
Merlin Name Meaning
French English (of Norman origin) Italian and German; Spanish (Merlín): from the Old French personal name Merlin from Latin Merlinus a Latinized form of Welsh Myrddin devised by Geoffrey of Monmouth from the Welsh form of the Romano-British placename Moridunum ‘sea-fort’ (Carmarthen) and popularized in the Arthurian romances. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Merle a pet form of Miryam (see Mirkin ) with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022