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Merritt Meaning and Origin

The name Merritt is a unisex name meaning “boundary gate” and is of English and Welsh origin. In English, it is derived from the Old English word “merige” or “myrige,” which means “pleasant” or “agreeable.” In Welsh, it is derived from the word “mawr,” which means “great” or “large.” Merritt is commonly used as a surname in English-speaking countries. As a given name, it can be used for both boys and girls, although it is more frequently used for boys. It gained popularity as a first name during the late 19th century and has remained in use since then. Variations of the name Merritt include Merit, Meritt, Merrett, and Merrit.

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