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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmær.xild/(Old English)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsMerilda, Merild

Meaning & History

It either means "famous battle" or "maid's battle". This is because the first syllable either comes from the Anglo-Saxon element mære meaning "famous", or it comes from the Ancient Scandinavian element mær meaning "maid"; it's more likely that this name means "famous battle", for there is another Ancient Scandinavian element that this name could derive from that also means "famous" (mærr). The second element undisputedly comes from the name element hild, which means "battle".
Added 2/21/2021 by I like old names
Edited 12/9/2022 by Mike C and I like old names