Origin and Meaning of the Name Merrick
Miscellaneous Info for Merrick
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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