"town by the lake"

Merton Origin and Meaning

The name Merton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "town by the lake".

Sounds like a displaced Dr. Seuss character.

# 903 in the US

Merton Rank in US Top 1000

Famous People Named Merton

  • Merton Howard MillerAmerican economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Merton Edward HanksAmerican NFL football player
  • Merton Elmer LewisAmerican lawyer and politician
  • Merton Daniel SimpsonAmerican painter
  • Merton M. SealtsJr., American literary critic
  • Thomas Merton. American Catholic writermystic, and Trappist monk
  • Robert Cox MertonAmerican economist; winner of the Nobel Prize

Merton in Pop Culture

  • Merton Densherengaged to Kate Croy in The Wings of a Dove (1902) by Henry James; 'character in part based on Ford Madox Ford'

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