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pinWhat does Meredith mean?

Meredith /me-red-ith/ as a girls' name (also used less commonly as boys' 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.


pinVariations

Meredith has 6 variants: Meradith, Meredithe, Meredyth, Meridith, Merridie and Merry.

Kreatif forms: Maredith, Mayredith, Miredith. [more]

pinHow popular is Meredith?

Meredith is a very popular first name for females (#434 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1358 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Meredith for girls. Meredith entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its top rank of #156 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #606. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meredith name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meredith outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Meredith and corresponding names. Merry is the only other prominent variation form of Meredith (#606 via latest list). These forms of Meredith were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.46%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.2%, 57.5%), with the versions Meredith and Merry becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Meredith, Merry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Meredith and related baby names outside U.S.


pinSimilar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Ardith, Kerith, Kerrith, Martita, Perdita, Serenity, Tereigh, Teresita, Terezita and Vardith. These names tend to be less commonly used than Meredith.

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