Gender: Male Meaning of Merrick: "fame, power" Origin of Merrick: Anglo-Welsh Merrick's Popularity in 2019: #981

Merrick Origin and Meaning

The name Merrick is a boy's name meaning "fame, power".

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. The Supreme Court saga of Justice Merrick Garland almost certainly caused the bump in popularity that propelled Merrick to its US Top 1000 debut in 2016.

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

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Rank in US: #981

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thenameprincess Says:


Mack is also a good one

danirose01 Says:


Super cute, also Ricky for a slightly more stereotypically masculine nn.

RoddyThlayli Says:


This is an awesome name, with the awesome nn Merry.