Name: Meriwether

Origin and Meaning of the Name Meriwether

  • Meaning:
    One with a sunny disposition
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (mayr ee WEH ther)
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Miscellaneous Info for Meriwether

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
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    The name Meriwether comes from the English nickname or term "Merryweather" which was given to someone as a reference to their "sunny" disposition or positive outlook. It is a combination of the term "merry" and the Old English "weder". This name is primarily found as a surname and is used in the masculine context. Famous bearers include Meriwether Lewis, part of the team of Lewis and Clark, renowned explorers. As a result there are several U.S. towns and counties that bear the name Meriwether.

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