What does Meredith mean?
Meredith [mered-ith] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Meredith) is pronounced MARE-a-dith, ma-RARE-dith. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Meredith is "noted ruler". Also possibly "sea lord". Composer Meredith Wilson.
1 feminine form: Merry.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Meredith Izan (M.I.), ..
How popular is Meredith?
Meredith is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#1358 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Meredith reached its highest rank of #684 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Gareth, Garith, Garrith, Jareth, Jarlaith, Jedediah, Jeremiah▲, Jereth, Keith▼, Kennith▼, Leith, Markeith, Marleigh, Marsdin, Medesto (see Modesto), Meed, Meged, Melecio, Melesio, Meril, Merill, Merit, Meritt, Merlin▼, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merrett, Merrick, Merrik, Merril, Merrill▼, Merritt▼, Mervin▼, Merwin, Merwinn (see Mervin), Moritz, Morleigh, Muiredach, Murdoch and Zebediah. These names tend to be more commonly used than Meredith.See names in meaning and etymology.