Name: Meredith

Origin and Meaning of the Name Meredith

  • Meaning:
    Great lord
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Both
  • Pronunciation:
    (MER e dith)
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    Itself (Meredith)
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Miscellaneous Info for Meredith

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  • Used in:
    English and Welsh speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Meredith comes from the old Welsh male name Mareludd, which probably means 'great lord'. The second element '-iudd' means 'lord'; the first element probably means 'great', or maybe 'sea'. In recent years the name has been given to girls. In Welsh pronunciation emphasis falls on the penultimate syllable of words, but in the English-speaking world the emphasis in Meredith is on the first syllable.

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