- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for muriel
City Councilor Muriel Bowser, the winner Tuesday out of seven Democratic challengers, received a total of only about 40,000 votes.It’s Disenfranchisement When Independents Can’t Vote in Primaries
April 3, 2014
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie By Muriel Spark “Give me a girl at an impressionable age, and she is mine for life.”Book Bag: Megan Abbott’s Five Dangerous Mentors
August 27, 2013
The Girls of Slender Means by Muriel Spark for its ruthlessness.Caleb Crain: How I Write
July 31, 2013
Her sister, Muriel, talked to me and showed me letters Margaret had written to her.Lady Thatcher in Full: Charles Moore on Writing Her Biography
June 10, 2013
Interior-design maven Muriel Brandolini has never parted with any pieces in her contemporary-design collection—until now.Design Treasures on the Block
October 14, 2011
Muriel and I refused to quit the carriage, and managed to get over.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
"It was Muriel," she explained as she returned to the dining-room.
Muriel's feelings were hurt, and she looked angrily at Sally.
It was noticeable that Muriel was doing most of the talking.
"But I'll find out some more about this, if I have to ask Muriel," she added laughingly.
Word Origin and History for muriel
fem. proper name, probably Celtic and meaning literally "sea bright," cf. Welsh Meriel, Meryl, Irish Muirgheal, earlier Muirgel, from muir "sea" (see mere (n.)) + geal "bright."