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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'
Merritt Robertson, daughter of Jep and Jessica 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"