Meridith Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Meredith:
Of debated meaning, some believe it to be derived from the Welsh elements mór (sea) and differaf (I protect): hence, "sea protector" or "protector of the sea." Others believe it is from the Welsh Maredudd, an obsolete name of which the second element is idudd (lord). Meredith originated as a surname, then was bestowed as a personal name upon male children. it is now more commonly used as a female name.
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My parents spelled my name this way so I could be Meri or Meridith
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My name is Meridith and I have really liked having a not-so-common name. My parents chose this spelling because Meredith was traditionally the male form of the name. Although I do get sick of people spelling my name wrong constantly, I have liked the name for the 30 years that I have had it!
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Mer-mer, Mer, Meri, Mary, Mermin, Slermin.
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