Merida Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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- 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!
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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.
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Fransisco Merida, a football player, currently plaing for Atletico Madrid.
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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.