Revision history

Date    Editor    Change Summary
2/28/2019, 2:08:40 PM Mike C update #102
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

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

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).