Merrick

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4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
9k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Merrick" mean? The list below shows the origins of Merrick as well as things modernly associated with the name Merrick such as celebrities named Merrick.

Origin and Meaning of Merrick

"Merrick" is a name of English origin, and it means "Fame rule". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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  1. A surname​.

Notable Persons With the Name Merrick

Merrick Garland is a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Chief Judge of theUnited States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Merrick was born on November 13th, 1952 in Chicago.

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Merrick Watts is a radio host. Merrick was born on November 18th, 1973 in Melbourne.

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Merrick Richard Cockell is a famed person. Merrick was born on June 16th, 1957. Merrick is also known as Pooter.

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Merrick James-Lewis is a soccer player for the Canvey Island F.C., Fulham F.C., Southend United F.C., Braintree Town F.C., Bishop's Stortford F.C., Carshalton Athletic F.C., Colchester United F.C., Ebbsfleet United F.C., Farnborough F.C., Cray Wanderers F.C., Staines Town F.C., Walton Casuals F.C., and an. Merrick was born on May 21st, 1992 in Lambeth, England. Merrick is also known as James-Lewis and Merrick Anthony.

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Merrick Thomson is an athlete for the University at Albany and SUNY. Merrick was born on September 9th, 1983 in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Merrick Bremner is an important individual. Merrick was born on March 26th, 1986 in South Africa.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Merrick

Joseph Merrick was a noteworthy human. Joseph was given the name Joseph Carey Merrick on August 5th, 1862 in Leicester. Joseph is also known as Elephant Man" and John Merrick. He passed away on April 11th, 1890.

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Will Merrick is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Will was given the name William Charles Merrick on April 9th, 1993 in Ledbury, Herefordshire, England.

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David Merrick was a producer. David was born on November 27th, 1911 in St. Louis. He passed away on April 25th, 2000.

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A. W. Merrick is a journalist.

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Ernie Merrick is a soccer player for the Wellington Phoenix FC and Shettleston F.C. Ernie was born on January 15th, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Bryn Merrick was a punk rock and gothic rock musician. Bryn was born on October 12th, 1958 in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. He died on September 12th, 2015.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1905 5 0 5
1913 8 0 8
1915 6 0 6
1916 10 0 10
1917 7 0 7
1918 6 0 6
1919 9 0 9
1920 9 0 9
1921 9 0 9
1922 16 0 16
1923 6 0 6
1925 7 0 7
1926 9 0 9
1927 7 0 7
1929 6 0 6
1930 5 0 5
1933 7 0 7
1935 6 0 6
1936 6 0 6
1937 9 0 9
1938 9 0 9
1939 10 0 10
1940 10 0 10
1941 11 0 11
1942 9 0 9
1943 7 0 7
1944 9 0 9
1945 13 0 13
1946 18 0 18
1947 16 0 16
1948 14 0 14
1949 13 0 13
1950 10 0 10
1951 13 0 13
1952 17 0 17
1953 17 0 17
1954 19 0 19
1955 17 0 17
1956 18 0 18
1957 17 0 17
1958 18 0 18
1959 17 0 17
1960 13 0 13
1961 16 0 16
1962 20 5 15
1963 22 0 22
1964 14 0 14
1965 23 0 23
1966 16 0 16
1967 14 0 14
1968 18 0 18
1969 21 0 21
1970 27 0 27
1971 26 0 26
1972 23 0 23
1973 18 0 18
1974 28 0 28
1975 19 0 19
1976 29 0 29
1977 28 0 28
1978 29 0 29
1979 14 0 14
1980 18 0 18
1981 25 6 19
1982 27 12 15
1983 23 9 14
1984 22 5 17
1985 41 10 31
1986 27 7 20
1987 32 6 26
1988 23 0 23
1989 28 6 22
1990 22 0 22
1991 27 0 27
1992 34 0 34
1993 49 0 49
1994 40 0 40
1995 67 6 61
1996 68 9 59
1997 57 15 42
1998 63 5 58
1999 77 6 71
2000 76 7 69
2001 104 24 80
2002 77 13 64
2003 95 16 79
2004 141 14 127
2005 154 18 136
2006 182 23 159
2007 188 18 170
2008 161 16 145
2009 155 10 145
2010 138 13 125
2011 127 11 116
2012 156 13 143
2013 166 13 153
2014 206 11 195
2015 210 20 190

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Popularity of Merrick as a first name

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Popularity of Merrick as a last name

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Common last names for Merrick

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Merrick U.S.
  White 81.97% 64.26%
  African American 11.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.92% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.33% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.90% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Merrick

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

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Fun Facts about the name Merrick

  • How Popular is the name Merrick? Merrick is the 4,221st most popular name of all time. As a last name Merrick was the 4,111th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Merrick have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,979 babies born with the first name Merrick in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merrick to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merrick? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Merrick first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Merrick is Tuesday, March 29th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Merrick born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merrick was in 2014 with a total of 195 babies.
  • Random Merrick Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merrick is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Merrick: Your name in reverse order is Kcirrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmircke. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Merrick? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,629 people with the last name Merrick.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Merrick? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Merrick as their last name.

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What does the name Merrick mean?

Mis for melody, the song of life.

Eis for early, promptness is a virtue

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Ris for relax, you know how!

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

Kis for keen, your sense of honesty.

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.