Name: Merritt

Origin and Meaning of the Name Merritt

  • Meaning:
    Boundary gate; worth
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  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (MARE it)
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    Itself (Merritt)
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Miscellaneous Info for Merritt

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Surname derived from the place name Merriott in Somerset, named in Old English as ‘boundary gate’ or ‘mare gate’. It may also be a variant of the surname Marriott, or of Marryat, which is from a Middle English personal name, Meryet, Old English name, composed of the element ‘boundary’ + the tribal name Geat.

    It may also to related to the word merit (worth).

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