Meri Name Meaning & Origin
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The longest history of the name is from Egypt as far as I know. It is from the verb love. It meant beloved a very long time ago. It was used in hieroglyphs in association with Isis goddess of fertility for example, but it was used in association with Kings also. As time has gone by, it has come to have different meanings.
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This is actually my name and from what I understand it means: Joyous. The name is pronounced more like Mire, the E sounds like an I sound and the I sounds like E sound. I never liked the name, but it is unique and very uncommon. Most people pronounce it like Mary. I have seen 2 others with the name. My mother got the name from a great grandmother in the family somewhere down the line.
My name is Meri and it is pronounced just like "Mary." I love it! I love that it's an older-fashioned name, but the spelling is very unique. I've never met another person with the same spelling.
My middle name is Meri after my grandmother form Puerto Rico. It is pronounced like "Mary." It means rebellious.
Remi and Meri are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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- Meanings and history of the name Meri
It's a Finnish name. This name means: Sea. Suitable only for girls. It's also a common surname.
It's a Hebrew name. This name means: Bitterness, Wished-for Child. It source is Miryam, a Hebrew name.
It's a Egyptian name. This name means: Beloved.
It's an English name. This name means: Mirthful; joyous. Also an abbreviation of Meredith.
It's a Spanish name. This is a derivative of Marie. This mane means: rebellious.
Meri also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Australian, Danish, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Punjabi, Welsh
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In the mythology of the Bororo people of Brazil, Meri is a folk hero and sun-god. A feature of Saturn's moon Hyperion has been named after him.
January.10.2011 there are and has been 5600 people names as Meri in Finland (Finnish Population Register Center)
January.14.2011 there are 7,088 people named as Meri in the United States and the number is increasing by 60 people every year.
Meri Wilson; singer (USA)
Meri Tadic; band Eluveitie (Switzerland)
Meri-Tuuli 'Jippu' Elorinne; singer and songwriter (Finland)
Meri-Tuuli Lindström , tv-host (Finland)
Meri Utrio, writer (Finland)
Meri Brown, star of SisterWives
- Meri in song, story & screen
An extract from an ancient Egyptian hymn that would have been sung.
HYMN TO AMEN(GOD)- RA(SUN)
1. A hymn to AMEN RA,
The bull, the dweller in ANU
Chief of all the gods
The beneficent god,
giving warmth to all...