Gender: Female Pronunciation: MEH-rod Meaning of Meraud: "a profit from the sea" Origin of Meraud: Cornish

Meraud Origin and Meaning

The name Meraud is a girl's name meaning "a profit from the sea".

A medieval Cornish name which despite sounding similar to the French name Emeraude, is actually connected to the Welsh name Morfydd. Pronunciation rhymes with Herod -- and yes, the final d is pronounced.

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beachbear Says:


If Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, or Prongs had produced a daughter, she might have been named Meraud as a tribute to the Marauder's Map.

ArdenT.Lee Says:


The verb to maraud has the accent on second syllable. If it rhymes with Herod then wouldn't it sound more like the Disney princess Merida minus the ending a?

pixelatedinfants Says:


Reminds me of the Marauders in Harry Potter

pixelatedinfants Says:


Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs

kpearl8 Says:


Thanks, I was really curious!

southern.maple Says:


This is my favorite comment on Nameberry.

ambercat Says:


I feel sort of guilty saying this but a baby named Meraud sounds like someone predestined to pillage municipalities while on horseback and wildly rattling a sabre when they grow up.

pam Says:


Hi everyone, I saw this discussion on pronunciation and couldn't find the answer so I asked Eleanor Nickerson of British Baby Names who confirmed: Meraud is pronounced MEH-rod, rhyming with Herod, and the final d is pronounced. But definitely, if you choose this name, this question will crop up constantly!

kpearl8 Says:


Well, I looked for confirmation on how this is actually pronounced in Cornwall and I'm still not sure. Some sources say that it actually IS the Cornish form of Emeraud and isn't from Welsh. That would make a lot more sense than changing an already existing Welsh name to sound like French. Is there anyone from England/Cornwall that can clear up the confusion?

xhart Says:


it's possible for it to be Cornish and still have French influences. The Normans did invade and control England for a time.

kpearl8 Says:


Are you sure? The name info says that this actually isn't French. If you do say the "d" it might be a little too close to the english word "maraud" for my liking.

Phibstar9 Says:


It looks like a mermaid name

Raes_Of_Sunshine Says:


I love this name. It has a sort of magic to it. I feel like it's the name of mermaids, and sprites. I do think pronunciation would be a problem in areas with little French influence -- the d is silent.