Merit Name Meaning & Origin

Merit

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Related Names:

Merritt, Merrit

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Meanings and history of the name Merit

Merit: from the latin merere - to earn, deserve. Character or conduct deserving reward, honor or esteem, also: achievement.

Merit is also an Egyptian name, it means "beloved", it was also used a part of a name as in the case of an Egyptian princess, Meritaten, which meant "Beloved of Aten".

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Merit is also a character in the story of Sinuhe the Egyptian by Mika Waltari, which was made into the Hollywood film "The Egyptian" in 1954. Merit is one of the main characters of the story.

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