Origin and Meaning of the Name Merit
Miscellaneous Info for Merit
Used in:English, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries
Additional Info:As a boy's name, Merit is a respelling of Merritt, probably influenced by the English word 'merit'. It is ultimately derived from the Latin 'meritus' (deserving). In Sweden and Norway Merit is a variant of Marit, itself a form of Margaret, and is thus a girl's name.
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