Merry: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Merry

Merry

Pronunciation: MEH-ree (key)

Origin of the name Merry:

Taken from merry (cheerful, happy, light-hearted), which is derived from the Middle English mery. Merry was a popular name in the 19th century, no doubt due to its pleasant associations.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Meri, Merrie

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Terrible name. Stick to Mary.

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Comfort and Tiding's little sister's name is Merry in Each Little Bird That Sings, by Deborah Wiles.
Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, a Hobbit in "The Lord of the Rings."

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