Name: Merit

Origin and Meaning of the Name Merit

  • Meaning:
    Worth
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  • Meaning:
    Boundary gate
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  • Meaning:
    Variant of Marit
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  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MARE rit)
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Miscellaneous Info for Merit

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  • 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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