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Boy Name: Meredith

Name: Meredith
Pronunciation: \m(e)-redi-th, mer(e)-dith\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Meredith's also a girl name)
Meaning: noted ruler
Origin: Welsh
Variant forms: Meredyth, Merideth, Meridith
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1366


Meredith \m(e)-redi-th, mer(e)-dith\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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.

Meredith has 3 variant forms: Meredyth, Merideth and Meridith.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Meredith.


Meredith is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1366 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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