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

This unusual unisex surname name is heard more often on girls these days than it was (way) back in the day.

Merritt was a female character in the 1980s flick Where the Boys Are, and Merritt Wever plays the endearingly awkward young Nurse Zoey on Nurse Jackie, for which she won an Emmy.

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Famous People Named Merritt

Merritt Robertson, daughter of Jep Robertson from "Duck Dynasty"
Merritt Galifianakis, sister of actor Zach Galifianakis
Merritt Patterson, American actress
Merritt Hetteigh Mae McClure, daughter of race car driver Eric McClure
Merritt Wever, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Merritt

Merritt, a town in British Columbia
Merritt Andrews, character in "Where the Boys Are"
Merritt Wever, actress on the show "Nurse Jackie"