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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Merida

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  1. The capital of the Mexican state of Yucatan
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Uncertain. Possibly a coinage based on Mary, or transferred from the Spanish place name Mérida.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Merida

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Merida

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Fran Mérida is a soccer player for the SD Huesca, FC Barcelona, Arsenal F.C., Real Sociedad, Atlético Madrid, S.C. Braga, Hércules CF, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Spain national under-17 football team, Spain national under-19 football team, and Spain national under-20 football team. Fran was born on March 4th, 1990 in Barcelona, Spain. Fran is also known as Mérida Pérez and Francisco.

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Saint Eulalia of Mérida was a saint. She holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in 290 in Mérida, Spain. She left this life in 304.

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Carlos Mérida is an artist in the fields of painting, drawing, printmaking, and lithography. Carlos was born on December 2nd, 1891 in Guatemala City.

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Kevin Merida is a notable individual.

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Sara Mérida is a soccer player for the RCD Espanyol (women) and Spain women's national football team. Sara was born on April 8th, 1993 in Barcelona.

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How popular is the baby name Merida in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1916 6 6 0
1921 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1929 7 7 0
1932 6 6 0
1933 7 7 0
1935 5 5 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 10 10 0
1938 5 5 0
1939 6 6 0
1940 6 6 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 11 11 0
1945 6 6 0
1947 7 7 0
1948 7 7 0
1949 13 13 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 8 8 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 12 12 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 8 8 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 11 11 0
1972 11 11 0
1973 10 10 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 6 6 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 10 10 0
1980 11 11 0
1981 10 10 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 5 5 0
1988 6 6 0
1990 5 5 0
1992 7 7 0
1996 8 8 0
2001 5 5 0
2002 5 5 0
2012 19 19 0
2013 109 109 0
2014 103 103 0
2015 99 99 0

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Popularity of Merida as a first name

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Popularity of Merida as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merida U.S.
  White 15.10% 64.26%
  African American 3.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.95% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.23% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 79.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merida

People with the last name Merida are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Merida

  • How Popular is the name Merida? Merida is the 12,583rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Merida was the 7,536th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Merida have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 717 babies born with the first name Merida in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merida to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merida? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Merida first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merida is Sunday, October 25th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Merida born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merida was in 2013 with a total of 109 babies.
  • Random Merida Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merida is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Merida: Your name in reverse order is Adirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mdeair. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merida? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,411 people with the last name Merida.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merida? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Merida as their last name.

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What does the name Merida mean?

Mis for munificent, for you are extremely liberal in giving.

Eis for extra, those little things you do!

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Dis for dream, your beacon ahead.

Ais for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.