"one who has achieved a high place of honor"

Merida Origin and Meaning

The name Merida is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "one who has achieved a high place of honor".
You'll probably be hearing more of this name thanks to the newest Pixar film, featuring Princess Merida, the first Pixar princess--a feisty, athletic, independent medieval Scottish girl with wild red hair. Her name, however, is not Scottish, but a Spanish place name found in both Spain and Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

Will Merida be the next Ariel? Stay tuned.

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Merida in Pop Culture

  • MeridaPrincess in Disney Pixar's "Brave"
  • Meridacities in Spain, Mexico, Phillippines, and Venezuela