Meridith

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3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
508
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Meridith

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Meridith is of Welsh origin and means "Protector of the Sea".

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Wiktionary
  1. A female given name, an alternative spelling variant of Meredith.

Notable Persons Named Meridith

Meridith Baer is an actress, screenwriter, interior designer, and home stager. She was most prominent from 1972 to present. Meridith was born on August 21st, 1947 in Los Angeles, U.S.

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Meridith O'connor is a pop rock musician. She plays Guitar and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 2012.

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Meridith Valiando Rojas is an american concert producer. Meridith was born in 1984. Meridith is also known as Meridith Valiando.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Meridith

Ron Meridith is a baseball player. Ron was born on November 26th, 1956 in San Pedro, Los Angeles.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1917 5 0 5
1922 6 0 6
1927 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1939 7 7 0
1940 6 6 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 8 8 0
1943 21 21 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 12 12 0
1946 21 16 5
1947 20 20 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 6 6 0
1950 19 19 0
1951 16 11 5
1952 17 17 0
1953 14 14 0
1954 18 18 0
1955 19 19 0
1956 12 12 0
1957 14 14 0
1958 11 11 0
1959 9 9 0
1960 9 9 0
1961 22 22 0
1962 16 16 0
1963 12 12 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 17 17 0
1967 32 32 0
1968 24 24 0
1969 56 56 0
1970 79 79 0
1971 104 104 0
1972 92 92 0
1973 87 87 0
1974 96 96 0
1975 69 69 0
1976 90 90 0
1977 78 78 0
1978 93 93 0
1979 100 100 0
1980 93 93 0
1981 74 74 0
1982 84 84 0
1983 71 71 0
1984 66 66 0
1985 52 52 0
1986 50 50 0
1987 55 55 0
1988 61 61 0
1989 50 50 0
1990 58 58 0
1991 37 37 0
1992 45 45 0
1993 42 42 0
1994 31 31 0
1995 27 27 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 25 25 0
1998 32 32 0
1999 26 26 0
2000 29 29 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 18 18 0
2003 25 25 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 20 20 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 12 12 0
2009 14 14 0
2010 9 9 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 8 8 0
2014 9 9 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 7 7 0

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Popularity of Meridith as a first name

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Popularity of Meridith as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Meridith U.S.
  White 78.94% 64.26%
  African American 14.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.15% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Meridith

People with the last name Meridith are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Meridith

  • How Popular is the name Meridith? Meridith is the 5,619th most popular name of all time. As a last name Meridith was the 42,640th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Meridith have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,672 babies born with the first name Meridith in the United States. That's more than enough people named Meridith to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Meridith? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Meridith first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Meridith is Sunday, July 15th, 1883.
  • What year had the most people named Meridith born? The highest recorded use of the first name Meridith was in 1971 with a total of 104 babies.
  • Random Meridith Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Meridith is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 14 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Meridith: Your name in reverse order is Htidirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hteimird. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Meridith? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 508 people with the last name Meridith.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Meridith? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Meridith as their last name since less than 1 person in 588k 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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