"midday / pinnacle"

Meridian Origin and Meaning

The name Meridian is a girl's name meaning "midday / pinnacle".

In geography, a meridian is a line drawn around the curve of the Earth between the North and South Poles. The term comes from Latin meridianus, meaning "pertaining to midday", and the association with midday has led to the word gaining an added figurative meaning of "pinnacle; culmination".

As a name, Meridian is rare, but it has potential as a modern unisex nature/virtue choice. Author Alice Walker gave the name to the eponymous character in her novel Meridian.