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Gender: M Meaning of Merton: "town by the lake" Origin of Merton: English

Sounds like a displaced Dr. Seuss character.

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Famous People Named Merton

Merton Howard Miller, American economist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Merton Edward Hanks, American NFL football player
Merton Elmer Lewis, American lawyer and politician
Merton Daniel Simpson, American painter
Merton M. Sealts, Jr., American literary critic
Thomas Merton. American Catholic writer, mystic, and Trappist monk
Robert Cox Merton, American economist; winner of the Nobel Prize

Pop Culture References for the name Merton

Merton Densher, engaged to Kate Croy in The Wings of a Dove (1902) by Henry James; 'character in part based on Ford Madox Ford'

Murton, Merwyn