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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Welsh, English
Pronounced Pron. MER-ə-dith(English)
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Meaning & History

From the Welsh name Maredudd or Meredydd, possibly meaning "great lord" or "sea lord". Since the mid-1920s it has been used more often for girls than for boys in English-speaking countries, though it is still a masculine name in Wales. A famous bearer of this name as surname was the English novelist and poet George Meredith (1828-1909).
VariantsMaredudd, Meredydd(Welsh) Merideth, Meridith(English)

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