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Boy Name: Merritt

Name: Merritt
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rri-tt\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: boundary gate
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Marty, Martie, Marti, Mart, Mort, Morty
Variant forms: Merrett, Merit, Meritt
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 633


Merritt \m(e)-rri-tt\ as a boy's 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".

Merritt has 3 variant forms: Merrett, Merit and Meritt.

Baby names that sound like Merritt are Marty, Martie, Marti, Mart, Mort and Morty.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Merritt.


Merritt is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#633 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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