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Gender: M Meaning of Merritt: "boundary gate" Origin of Merritt: English surname

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.

Famous People Named Merritt

Merritt Austin Edson, U.S. Marine Corps General
Merritt Ruhlen, American linguist
Silas Merritt "Si" Robertson, American reality TV personality ("Duck Dynasty")
Archer Thomas Merritt Brokaw, son of Sarah Brokaw

Pop Culture References for the name Merritt

Merritt, a town in British Columbia
Merritt McKinney, character in the movie "Now You See Me"