Merle

Merle is the French word for “blackbird” which comes from Latin merula (blackbird) derived from a PIE root word; it’s also a French surname which may have derived as a nickname for someone who resembled or had traits of a blackbird. As an English given name, Merle may be a variant spelling of Merrill, an English surname derived from…

Lonan

Lonan comes from Old Irish Lonán meaning “little blackbird” from Irish lon (blackbird) and the diminutive suffix án. Lonan is also a surname as well as a place name. Origin: Irish Variants: Lonán (Irish)