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Merry meaning and name origin
Merry \m(er)-ry\ as a girl's name is pronounced MARE-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Merry is "joyful, lighthearted". Also variant of Meredith and Mercy; homonym of Mary. Merryn was the name of a seventh-century Irish saint.
Merry has 12 variant forms: Marrilee, Marylea, Marylee, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili, Merrily and Merryn.
Baby names that sound like Merry are Meera, Mera, Marra, Merah, Maery, Meara, Meira and Mirra.
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Popularity of Merry
Merry is a very popular first name for women (#1152 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6743 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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