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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merita

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Alt. Meaning

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for empathy, and your consideration for the feelings of others

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

A is for athleticism, embrace the competitor within

Notable Persons Named Merita

Merita was born on February 19th, 1940 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 5 0
1914 5 5 0
1917 7 7 0
1918 5 5 0
1920 6 6 0
1921 6 6 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 9 9 0
1925 10 10 0
1926 9 9 0
1927 5 5 0
1928 15 15 0
1929 13 13 0
1930 20 20 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 20 20 0
1933 11 11 0
1934 18 18 0
1935 18 18 0
1936 15 15 0
1937 25 25 0
1938 16 16 0
1939 21 21 0
1940 28 28 0
1941 22 22 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 23 23 0
1944 18 18 0
1945 13 13 0
1946 18 18 0
1947 27 27 0
1948 28 28 0
1949 29 29 0
1950 26 26 0
1951 28 28 0
1952 25 25 0
1953 27 27 0
1954 29 29 0
1955 46 46 0
1956 35 35 0
1957 33 33 0
1958 23 23 0
1959 30 30 0
1960 17 17 0
1961 23 23 0
1962 15 15 0
1963 20 20 0
1964 23 23 0
1965 15 15 0
1966 11 11 0
1967 12 12 0
1968 13 13 0
1969 10 10 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 5 5 0
1972 8 8 0
1974 8 8 0
1976 5 5 0
1977 5 5 0
1978 9 9 0
1979 7 7 0
1980 7 7 0
1982 5 5 0
1983 5 5 0
1984 8 8 0
1986 7 7 0
1988 5 5 0
1992 5 5 0
1993 5 5 0
1994 7 7 0
1995 7 7 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 9 9 0
1999 7 7 0

Fun Facts about the name Merita

  • How Popular is the name Merita? Merita is the 9,838th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Merita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,120 babies born with the first name Merita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merita to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Merita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merita is Monday, February 23rd, 1891.
  • What year had the most people named Merita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merita was in 1955 with a total of 46 babies.
  • Random Merita Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merita is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Merita: Your name in reverse order is Atirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Airtem. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Merita born Apr 10, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Portugal approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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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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