The name Merida is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "one who has achieved a high place of honor". Merida and is often added to lists like Fictional Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
You'll probably be hearing more of this name thanks to the newest Pixar film, featuring Princess Merida, the first Pixar princess--a feisty, athletic, independent medieval Scottish girl with wild red hair. Her name, however, is not Scottish, but a Spanish place name found in both Spain and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
Will Merida be the next Ariel? Stay tuned.