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Meaning and Origin of: Merrick

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Ruler of the sea
  • Irish : Bright sea
  • French : Famous

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Welsh : from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius (see Morris).
  • English : from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.
  • Scottish : habitational name from a place near Minigaff in the county of Dumfries and Galloway, so called from Gaelic meurach ‘branch or fork of a road or river’.
  • Irish : when not Welsh or English in origin, probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh (see Merry).