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What does Merritt mean?

Merritt Pronunciation of Merritt as a boys' name is pronounced MARE-it. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Merritt is "boundary gate". Also possibly "little renowned one", or derived from Mary (Latin) "star of the sea".


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, little, renowned (famous), star, sea


VARIANTS Merrett, Merit, Meritt



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How popular is Merritt?

Merritt is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#701 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Merritt reached its top position of #474 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is currently at #1584. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Mary is the only other prominent varying form of Merritt (#1584 FROM RECENT DATA) rated in the Top 2000. These forms of Merritt were favored as baby names 118 years ago (AVERAGE #457) and have become significantly less conventional since, with the version Mary becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Averitt, Barratt, Barrett, Bernett, Birkitt (see Birkett), Britt, Burkitt, Corbitt, Dermott, Dewitt, Everitt, Garratt, Garrett, Garritt, Garrott, Gerrit, Gerritt, Gerrity, Hewitt, Hewlitt (see Hewett), Jarrett, Jarrott, Jerett, Jerrett, Jerrott, Leggitt, Maurits, Mauritz, Meiri, Meirion, Meredith, Meridith, Meril, Merill, Merlin, Merlinn (see Merlin), Merrel, Merrell, Merrick, Merrik, Merril, Merrill, Mervin, Merwin, Merwinn (see Mervin), Meyrick, Moritz, Morrice, Morrie, Morrill, Morris, Morriss, Nesbitt and Pruitt. These names tend to be more commonly used than Merritt.

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