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Girl Name: Merry

Name: Merry
Pronunciation: \m(er)-ry\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: joyful, lighthearted
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Meera, Mera, Marra, Merah, Maery, Meara, Meira, Mirra
Variant forms: Marrilee, Marylea, Marylee, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili, Merrily, Merryn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1152
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6743

Description

Merry \m(er)-ry\ as a girl's name is pronounced MARE-ee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Merry is "joyful, lighthearted". Also variant of Meredith and Mercy; homonym of Mary. Merryn was the name of a seventh-century Irish saint.

Merry has 12 variant forms: Marrilee, Marylea, Marylee, Merree, Merri, Merrie, Merrielle, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili, Merrily and Merryn.

Baby names that sound like Merry are Meera, Mera, Marra, Merah, Maery, Meara, Meira and Mirra.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Merry.

Popularity

Merry is a very popular first name for women (#1152 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6743 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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