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Meredith meaning and name origin
Meredith \m(e)-redi-th, mer(e)-dith\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Meredith), is pronounced MARE-a-dith, ma-RARE-dith. It is of Old Welsh origin, and the meaning of Meredith is "great, noted ruler". Also possibly "sea lord". American use of Meredith is now mostly as a girl's name. Actress Meredith Baxter; newscaster Meredith Vieira.
Meredith has 6 variant forms: Meradith, Meredithe, Meredyth, Meridith, Merridie and Merry.
A baby name that sounds like Meredith is Martita.
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Popularity of Meredith
Meredith is a very popular first name for women (#434 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1366 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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