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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 is a very popular first name for females (#434 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1366 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Meredith for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Meredith and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Meredith and Merry. (2014 statistics).
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