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What does Merri mean?

Merri Pronunciation of Merri [mer-ri] as a girls' name is an Old English name, and the name Merri means "joyful". Merri is a variant form of Merry (Old English): also version of Meredith and Mercy.

Associated with: old english, joyful.


Merri has 2 variants: Merree and Merrie.

5 more related forms via Merry: Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili, Merrily and Merryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Merra, Merre, ..

(male) Mermi, Merro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merri Leena (M.L.), ..

How popular is Merri?

Merri is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2359 out of 4276, Top 55%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Merri entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex rank of #994 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Merry, Merrily, Merrilee and Merrie are the popular related forms of Merri ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Merryn, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Merri reached its apex 8 decades ago (median #1120), but now, the form Merry has become somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merri, Merrie, Merrilee, Merrily, Merry in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merri is alike in pronunciation to Maery, Mahra, Mairi, Mara, Maree, Maria, Marra, Mary, Marya, Maurie, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mira, Mirah, Miri, Mirra, Moira, Mora, Myra and Myrah. Other recommended names are Barri, Berri, Carri, Ceri, Cherri, Corri, Devri, Dorri, Geri, Gerri, Jeri, Jerri, Karri, Keri, Kerri, Korri, Lorri, Marci, Margi, Marji, Marni, Marrin, Marris, Marti, Meggi, Mei, Melli, Meral, Merci, Mercia, Mercie, Mercy, Merel, Meris, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merna, Merril, Merrill, Merryl, Mertis, Meryl, Peri, Perri, Sherri, Teri, Terri and Torri. These names tend to be less commonly used than Merri.

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