Meaning and Origin of Meredith - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Meredith

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Girl name origins & meanings:

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

Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old Welsh : Protector of the sea

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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’.