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Gender: M Meaning of Merritt: "boundary gate" Origin of Merritt: English surname

Merritt is an old-style surname name that could be seen as a virtue name--if you ignore the last 't'. It was used in the late 19th and early 20th century, but is not heard often today--and when it is, it's more often for a girl, as in Emmy-winning Merritt Wever..

Famous People Named Merritt

Silas Merritt "Si" Robertson, from "Duck Dynasty"
Archer Thomas Merritt Brokaw, son of Sarah Brokaw

Pop Culture References for the name Merritt

Merritt, a town in British Columbia
Merritt McKinney, character in the movie "Now You See Me"