Merida: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Merida

Merida

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Maria:

Latin form of Mary, which is derived from the Hebrew Miryām, a name of debated meaning. Many believe it to mean "sea of bitterness" or "sea of sorrow." However, some sources cite the alternative definitions of "rebellion," "wished-for child," and "mistress or lady of the sea." The name is borne in the Bible by the mother of Jesus, the son of God.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.Buy the book

Related Names:

Maria

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Merida Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Merida? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Merida

Comments and insights on the name Merida: | Edit

I think this name is creative, beautiful, and fantastic! I am totally adding this name to my top five! It's sort of a name for a red-head. I love girls with that kind of hair!

Personal experiences with the name Merida: | Edit

None that I recall.

Nicknames for Merida: | Edit

Mer
Meri
Rida

Meanings and history of the name Merida: | Edit

Pronounced: Mare-a-da

Mérida, Spain was an ancient Roman city. It was founded in 25 B.C. with the name Emerita Augusta, meaning "the bachelors (discharged soldiers) – of Augustus", the emperor who had founded the city. Mérida is an evolution of this ancient name.

Mérida is a popular Mexican vacation destination on the Yucatan Peninsula.

Famous real-life people named Merida: | Edit

Fransisco Merida, a football player, currently plaing for Atletico Madrid.

Merida in song, story & screen: | Edit

Princess Merida of DunBroch (and a curly redhead), the first female hero of Pixar animation movies, in the thirteenth full-length CGI animated movie, Brave. She is voiced by Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
70
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

63
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

66
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

75
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

76
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

61
No Way
Definitely

Young?

62
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?