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What does Merrick mean?

Merrick Pronunciation of Merrick [mer-rick] as a boys' name is pronounced MARE-ik. Anglicization of a Welsh variant of Maurice. Theater producer David Merrick.


Merrick has 3 variants: Merrik, Meyrick and Myrick.

6 more related forms via Maurice: Morice, Moricz, Morrice, Morrill, Morris and Morriss.

Creative forms:
(male) Marick, Mirick, ..

(female) Merca, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merrick Kale (M.K.), ..

How popular is Merrick?

Merrick is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3910 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Merrick was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #1036 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #1046 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Maurice (#621 from current records) and Morris (#1548) are the prominent variation forms of Merrick (#1046 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Merrick was well-received among parents during the years 1910-1919 (median #732) and is now much less.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merrick, Maurice, Morris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Merrick is alike in pronunciation to Marik. Other suggested similar names are Aerick, Aerric, Aerrick, Aerricko, Arrick, Barrick, Carrick, Cedrick, Corrick, Darrick, Dedrick, Delrick, Derick, Derreck, Derrick, Derrik, Derryck, Errick, Garrick, Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herryck, Jedrick, Jerick, Jerric, Jerrick, Jerrico, Jerrik, Kedrick, Kenrick, Kerrick, Mavrick, Meldrick, Merce, Merril, Merrill, Merritt, Orrick, Sedrick, Tedrick, Varrick, Warrick and Yorrick. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merrick.