What does Merlin mean?

small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry

What's the origin of Merlin?


How is Merlin pronounced?


What does it say about you to have a cat named Merlin?

There is no one definitive answer to this question. Some people might say that you are a very imaginative person, while others might say that you are a very magical person.

Is Merlin a good cat name?

Merlin has two syllables, which most vets and trainers tend to recommend. Merlin is a widely adored cat name for obvious reasons. If you like it, go for it!

Merlin is found in these categories:

nerdy cat names

He's named after a wizard from Arthurian legend!

mythical cat names

He's a famous wizard from Arthurian legend!

spiritual cat names

He's a legendary wizard, evoking mysticism and magic.


Based on likes, Merlin ranks #197 with users of

Merlin is one of the more common cat names amongst our community. According to our statistics, Merlin is considerably more popular than most other cat names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Merlin was, over the past 30 days, the 165th ranked cat name for views on

As of June 2024, Merlin is a name that's increasing in popularity with new kitten owners. According to our stats, it's more fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a bit of variance in rank for this name. That might suggest its popularity is based on seasonal factors or perhaps pop culture events.

In the past week, Merlin was viewed 30 times, and liked 9 times.

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