Merrie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Merrie

Merrie

Pronunciation: MEH-ree, mah-REE (key)

Origin of the name Marie:

French cognate 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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Either a respelling of Marie or Merry.

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My great grandmother's middle name was Merrie, and it is also mine. My family and I pronounce it like Marie. We have no idea how the name came into our family.

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