Muh-RED-ith (Wales); MEH-red-ith (US/England)
"great ruler"

Meredith Origin and Meaning

The name Meredith is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "great ruler".

Meredith is a soft, gentle-sounding name with subtle Welsh roots. Although originally a boys’ name , Meredith is used mainly for girls now.

Meredith's highest point of popularity for girls in the U.S. was in the late seventies and into the eighties, when it ranked as high as Number 140.

Meredith, when said with the American and English pronunciation, offers the delightful "Merry/Merri" as a nickname. Be aware, however, that the correct Welsh pronunciation has the emphasis on the second syllable (muh-RED-ith), making "Reddy" a more suitable nickname.

# 509 in the US

Meredith Rank in US Top 1000

# 429 on Nameberry

Meredith Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Meredith Popularity

Famous People Named Meredith

  • Meredith Jane MonkAmerican composer
  • Meredith VieiraAmerican TV journalist
  • Meredith Ann BaxterAmerican actress
  • Meredith Ann BrooksAmerican musician
  • Meredith MonroeAmerican actress
  • Meredith StepienAmerican singer/actress
  • Meredith Baxter BirneyAmerican actress
  • Meredith McGrathAmerican tennis player
  • Meredith Dawn SalengerAmerican actress
  • Meredith StiehmAmerican TV producer and writer
  • Meredith Frances AndrewsAmerican Christian singer
  • Meredith Lynn MacRaeAmerican actress, daughter of actor Gordon MacRae
  • Meredith Grace Duggar (b.2015)daughter of Josh and Anna Duggar of reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting
  • Meredith Grace MickelsonAmerican model
  • Meredith Hope EatonAmerican actress

Meredith in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Meredith Greya main character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • Meredith GreyTaylor Swift's cat
  • Dr. Meredith Fellcharacter on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"
  • Meredith Sulezcharacter in "The Vampire Diaries" book series
  • Meredith Blakecharacter in film "The Parent Trap"
  • Meredith Mortonmain character in film "The Family Stone"
  • Meredith Elizabeth Palmercharacter on TV's "The Office"
  • Meredith DaviesTru's sister on TV's "Tru Calling"
  • Meredith Sorensoncharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Meredith Kingcharacter on TV's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King"
  • Meredith Vickerscharacter in film "Prometheus"
  • Meredithcharacter in film "Bratz"
  • Meredith Pattersoncharacter in comic strip "For Better or for Worse"
  • Meredith "Merry" Baker Burchillcharacter in "The distant hours" by Kate Morton
  • Meredith Walkercharacter on TV's "Teen Wolf"
  • Meredith Serlingcharacter in 1996 film "Courage Under Fire"
  • Meredith Blakecharacter in "Five Little Pigs" by Agatha Christie
  • Meredith "Merry" Gentrymain character in the series by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Meredith Gordoncharacter on TV's "Heroes"
  • Meredith Stannardcharacter in video game "Dragon Age 2"
  • Meredith Baxtercharacter in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain
  • Meredithcharacter in film "The Conversation"
  • Meredithcharacter in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
  • Meredithcharacter in "Monster Trucks"
  • Meredith “Ered” Millercharacter in the Rooster Teeth animated series "Camp Camp"