Meaning and Origin of: Meredith

The name Meredith is Old Welsh for "Protector of the sea"

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Old Welsh : Protector of the sea
  • Middle English : Mirthful, joyful

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old Welsh : Protector of the sea

Family name origins & meanings

  • Welsh : from the personal name Maredudd. In Welsh the stress is on the second syllable. The Old Welsh form is Morgetiud, of which the first element may mean ‘pomp, splendor’ and the second is iudd ‘lord’.