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

This unusual unisex surname name is pretty evenly divided between the sexes these days than it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when it was almost entirely male.

Merritt was a female character in the 1980s flick Where the Boys Are, and Merritt Wever plays the endearingly awkward young Nurse Zoey on Nurse Jackie, for which she won an Emmy.

Famous People Named Merritt

(Siobhán) Merritt Wever, American actress
Merritt Robertson, daughter of Jep Robertson on TV's "Duck Dynasty"
Merritt Galifianakis, sister of American actor Zach Galifianakis
Merritt Patterson, American actress
Merritt Hetteigh Mae McClure, daughter of race car driver Eric McClure
Merritt Elizabeth Matthias, American soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Merritt

Merritt, a town in British Columbia
Merritt Andrews, character in "Where the Boys Are"