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Gender: M Meaning of Merrick: "fame, power" Origin of Merrick: Anglo-Welsh

A strong, attractive surname name with a mix of possible origins: either from the Welsh first name Meuric,which is a form of Maurice, and contains Germanic elements meaning fame and power, or from a Scottish Gaelic word meaning a fork in a river or a road, which led to the name of several places named Merrick in Scotland.

Despite its ancient history, Merrick these days sounds more modern than the somewhat tired Derek.

Famous People Named Merrick

Zack Merrick, bass player in All Time Low
John Merrick, professional golfer
Merrick Garland, Supreme Court nominee
Joseph Merrick, an Englishman with deformities that made him famous as "The Elephant Man"
Will Merrick, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Merrick

"Merrick," book by Anne Rice