Name: Merrick

Origin and Meaning of the Name Merrick

  • Meaning:
    Moor
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Moor
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MEH rik)
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Miscellaneous Info for Merrick

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  • Used in:
    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Transferred use of the surname, from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice ("moor").

    Some think it might derive from the Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + ric ‘power’, ‘ruler’.
    Or maybe from the French name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + ric ‘power’; ‘ruler’.

    It may also be an Anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh.

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