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Gender: M Meaning of Meredith: "great chief" Origin of Meredith: Welsh

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.

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Famous People Named Meredith

Meredith Willson, American composer/playwright
Meredith Daniel Mohr (b. 2011), son of actor Jay Mohr
Burgess Meredith, American actor
Wendell Meredith Stanley, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the name Meredith

Meredith is the actual first name of fictional physicist Dr. Rodney McKay on the sci-fi show "Stargate Atlantis."