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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merin

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Merin means "The gift of God" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  • A submission from Saudi Arabia says the name Merin means "White wave" and is of Unknown origin.
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Notable Persons Named Merin

Merin Joseph is an indian police service and ips officer. They have been prominent since 2015. Merin was born in Delhi.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Merin

Moshe Merin was a jewish community council. Moshe was born in 1905 in Sosnowiec. Moshe is also known as Marin and Moniek. He died in 1943.


Emilio Aceval Merín was a president. His career lasted from 1898 to 1902. Emilio was born on October 16th, 1853 in Asunción. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 1931.


Saul was born on August 25th, 1933. He left this life in 2012.


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Popularity of Merin as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merin U.S.
  White 52.04% 64.26%
  African American 2.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 16.89% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merin

People with the last name Merin are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Merin

  • How Popular is the name Merin? Merin is the 28,970th most popular name of all time. As a last name Merin was the 55,841st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Merin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 171 babies born with the first name Merin in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merin to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Merin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merin is Friday, October 6th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Merin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merin was in 2009 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Merin: Your name in reverse order is Nirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Meirn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merin? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 367 people with the last name Merin.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merin? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Merin as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k 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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