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Meridith (girl)

What does Meridith mean?

Meridith Pronunciation of Meridith [meridith] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Meridith) has its root in Old Welsh, and the meaning of Meridith is "great, noted ruler". Meridith is an alternate form of Meredith (Old Welsh): also possibly "sea lord".

Associated with: great, ruler (queen).


Meridith has 3 variants: Meradith, Meredithe and Meredyth.

1 more different relation via Meredith: Merridie.

Creative forms:
(female) Maridith, Marridith, ..

(male) Meriman, Merimann, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meridith Kaylie (M.K.), ..

How popular is Meridith?

Meridith is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2776 out of 4276, Top 65%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#31924 out of 150436, Top 21%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Meridith entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #1286 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meridith name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Meredith (#590 in recent rankings) is the only other popular variation form of Meridith appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Meridith reached its highest 4 decades ago (median #968) and has become much reduced since (#1295, 76%), with the form Meredith becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Meridith, Meredith in U.S.

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