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Merritt

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English surname
"boundary gate"

Merritt Origin and Meaning

The name Merritt is a boy's name meaning "boundary gate".
Merritt is an old-style surname name that could be seen as a positive virtue name. It was used in the late 19th and early 20th century for boys, reaching the Top 400 in 1899, and is notable today for being one of the names most evenly divided between boys and girls. Emmy winner Merritt Wever helped popularize it for girls.
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Merritt Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Merritt

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Lists containing Merritt

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Famous People Named Merritt

  • Merritt ButrickAmerican actor
  • Merritt Austin EdsonU.S. Marine Corps General
  • Merritt RuhlenAmerican linguist
  • Archer Thomas Merritt Brokawson of Sarah Brokaw
  • Silas Merritt "Si" RobertsonAmerican reality TV personality ("Duck Dynasty")
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Merritt in Pop Culture

  • Merritta town in British Columbia
  • Merritt McKinneycharacter in the movie "Now You See Me"
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