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Meredith (boy)

What does Meredith mean?

Meredith Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: ruler (king), sea.


Meredith has 3 variants: Meredyth, Merideth and Meridith.

1 feminine form: Merry.

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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)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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.

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