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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merideth

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mirth, your laughter.

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for inclusive, never leaving others out

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

Notable Persons Named Merideth

Merideth Boswell is a set decorator. She has been prominent since 1988. Merideth was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 5 5 0
1927 6 0 6
1934 5 5 0
1938 6 6 0
1939 5 5 0
1940 5 5 0
1941 7 7 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 9 9 0
1944 10 10 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 12 12 0
1948 13 13 0
1949 14 14 0
1950 14 14 0
1951 16 16 0
1952 8 8 0
1953 10 10 0
1954 8 8 0
1955 13 13 0
1956 6 6 0
1957 12 12 0
1958 7 7 0
1959 10 10 0
1961 9 9 0
1962 12 12 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 12 12 0
1965 10 10 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 12 12 0
1968 12 12 0
1969 31 31 0
1970 43 43 0
1971 57 57 0
1972 61 61 0
1973 48 48 0
1974 42 42 0
1975 29 29 0
1976 50 50 0
1977 61 61 0
1978 45 45 0
1979 58 58 0
1980 42 42 0
1981 41 41 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 39 39 0
1984 36 36 0
1985 44 44 0
1986 29 29 0
1987 36 36 0
1988 43 43 0
1989 32 32 0
1990 11 11 0
1991 23 23 0
1992 30 30 0
1993 25 25 0
1994 27 27 0
1995 26 26 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 32 32 0
1998 37 37 0
1999 30 30 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 29 29 0
2002 29 29 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 24 24 0
2005 23 23 0
2006 17 17 0
2007 10 10 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 9 9 0
2010 10 10 0
2011 11 11 0
2012 7 7 0
2014 5 5 0
2015 7 7 0
2017 6 6 0

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International Interest for Merideth

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Merideth as a first name

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Popularity of Merideth as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merideth U.S.
  White 85.10% 64.26%
  African American 9.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.03% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.49% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merideth

People with the last name Merideth are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Merideth

  • How Popular is the name Merideth? Merideth is the 7,403rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Merideth was the 15,020th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Merideth have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,742 babies born with the first name Merideth in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merideth to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merideth? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Merideth first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merideth is Wednesday, September 7th, 1887.
  • What year had the most people named Merideth born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merideth was in 1972 with a total of 61 babies.
  • Random Merideth Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merideth is not a popular baby girl's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Merideth: Your name in reverse order is Htedirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Erhietmd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merideth? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,966 people with the last name Merideth.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merideth? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Merideth as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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