Meredith

meh-RED-ith
Welsh
"great chief"

Meredith Origin and Meaning

The name Meredith is a boy's name of Welsh origin meaning "great chief".

Meredith has been considered primarily a girl's name since the fifties, before which it was more commonly used for boys. Comic actor Jay Mohr recently named his son Meredith, which might help it swing back into the blue column. The traditional Welsh pronunciation puts the stress on the middle syllable, making Red a cool nickname possibility.

# 957 in the US

Meredith Rank in US Top 1000

# 3154 on Nameberry

Meredith Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Meredith

  • Meredith WillsonAmerican composer/playwright
  • Meredith Daniel Mohr (b. 2011)son of actor Jay Mohr
  • Burgess MeredithAmerican actor
  • Wendell Meredith Stanleywinner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Gordon Meredith LightfootCanadian singer/songwriter

Meredith in Pop Culture

  • Dr Meredith Rodney Mckaycharacter on "Stargate Atlantis."