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Merit meaning and name origin
Merit \m(e)-rit\ as a boy's name is a variant of Merritt (Old English), and the meaning of Merit is "boundary gate".
The baby name Merit sounds like Meritt, Mart and Mort. Other similar baby names are Meril, Bert, Brit, Herut, Derito, Gerrit, Heriot, Marik, Mario, Merom, Moriz, Moritz, Moris, Meir, Meiri, Merce, Merle, Merrik, Meryl, Merril, Merill, Mori and Morio.
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Popularity of Merit
Merit is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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