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Gender: Female Meaning of Merida: "one who has achieved a high place of honor" Origin of Merida: Latin

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 Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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Pop Culture References for the name Merida

Merida, Princess in Disney Pixar's "Brave"
Merida, cities in Spain, Mexico, Phillippines, and Venezuela