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Gender: F Meaning of Merida: "one who has achieved a high place of honor" Origin of Merida: Latin

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You'll probably be hearing more of this name thanks to the newest Pixar film, featuring Princess Merida, the first Pixar princess--a feisty, athletic, independent medieval Scottish girl with wild red hair. Her name, however, is not Scottish, but a Spanish place name found in both Spain and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

Will Merida be the next Ariel? Stay tuned.

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Princess Merida of Disney Pixar's "Brave"
Please note that Merida is also a popular city in Venezuela; thus, there are three cities by that name.