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What does Meritt mean?

Meritt Pronunciation of Meritt [meritt] as a name for boys is an Old English name, and the name Meritt means "boundary gate". Meritt is a variant form of Merritt (Old English): also possibly "little renowned one".

Associated with: old english.


Meritt has 2 variants: Merit and Merrett.

Creative forms:
(male) Murritt, ..


Middle name pairings:
Meritt Callahan (M.C.), ..

How popular is Meritt?

Meritt is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27901 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Merritt is the only popular varying form of Meritt (outside Top 2000). Adoption of this form of Meritt was common among parents 125 years ago (adoption of 0.01%), but now, Merritt has become somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merritt in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Averett, Averitt, Bartt (see Bart), Benett, Bernett, Birkitt (see Birkett), Brett, Britt, Burkitt, Burtt, Derito, Dewitt, Everett, Everitt, Gelett, Gerritt, Heriot, Hewett, Hewitt, Hewlitt (see Hewett), Jerett, Jerrett, Jerrott, Jett, Kentt (see Kent), Kitt, Marik, Marimo, Marino, Mario, Marion, Marius, Mart, Marti, Marty, Matt, Maurits, Meier, Meino, Meiri, Meirion, Merce, Merideth, Meridith, Meril, Merill, Merle, Merlen, Merlin, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merlyn, Merrik, Merrill, Mersey, Merven, Mervyn, Merwin, Merwinn (see Mervin), Meryl, Mori, Moricz, Moriel, Morio, Moris, Moritz, Moriz, Mort, Morty, Muriel, Myrick, Pitt, Pratt, Prewitt, Pruitt and Witt. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meritt.

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