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Gender: Female Meaning of Merry: "lighthearted, happy" Origin of Merry: English

The name Merry is a girl's name of English origin meaning "lighthearted, happy". Merry and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Happy and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

She'd better be. Merry is one of the classic Christmas-Baby-Names">names for Christmas babies.

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Famous People Named Merry

Merry Anders (born Mary Helen Anderson), American actress
Merry Clayton, American singer known for her solo in Rolling Stones song "Gimme Shelter"
Merry Hull (born Gladys Geissmann), American designer who created the fingerless glove
Merry Lepper, American record-setting marathoner

Pop Culture References for the name Merry

Merry Hanson, character in "SummerHill Secrets" by Beverly Lewis
Merry Pemberton aka Gimmick Girl, character in Marvel Comics
Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck, male hobbit character in The Lord of the Rings series
Merry Trotabout, character in "Monster High" show and series