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What does Merrie mean?

Merrie Pronunciation of Merrie [mer-rie] as a girls' name is of Old English origin, and the name Merrie means "joyful". Merrie is an alternate spelling of Merry (Old English): also form of Meredith and Mercy.

Associated with: old english, joyful.


Merrie has 2 variants: Merree and Merri.

7 more different relations via Merry: Marrilee, Merrielle, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili, Merrily and Merryn.

Creative forms:
(female) Meerie, Mirie, ..

(male) Merre, Merro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merrie Maeve (M.M.), ..

How popular is Merrie?

Merrie is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3067 out of 4276, Top 72%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Merrie was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #1087 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Merrie ranked in the Top 2000 are Merry, Merrily, Merrilee and Merri. Other variants, like Merrili, are seldom used. These forms of Merrie were favored as birth names during the years 1940-1949, but now, the version Merry has gone out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Merrie is alike in pronunciation to Mairi, Maree, Mari, Maria, Marie, Marra, Maurie, Mayria, Meara, Meera, Meerah, Meira, Mera, Merah, Mireio, Miri, Mirra, Moraia, Moria and Myree. Other recommended names are Arrie, Bernie, Berrte (see Bertha), Bertie, Carrie, Cherrie, Corrie, Derrin, Derrine, Gerie, Gerrie, Gertie, Harrie, Henrie, Jerri, Kerrie, Kerril, Korrie, Lorrie, Maire, Marcie, Mare, Margie, Marjie, Markie, Marlie, Marnie, Marris, Martie, Maure, Medie, Mellie, Mercia, Mercie, Meriel, Merle, Merline, Merridie, Merril, Merryl, Mertice, Mertle, Mirtie, Moire, Muire, Perri, Perrie, Sherrie, Terie, Terree, Terri, Terrie, Terrin, Terrye and Torrie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Merrie.

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