Merrick boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. English: Ruler of the sea
  2. English: Ruler of the sea
  3. Irish: Bright sea
  4. French: Famous

First name variations: Mere, Meric, Merik, Merrack, Merral, Meril, Merrel, Meryl, Myrl, Myril, Merle, Merton, Merrill

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Meurig, a form of Maurice, Latin Mauritius (see Morris).
  2. English: from an Old French personal name introduced to Britain by the Normans, composed of the Germanic elements meri, mari ‘fame’ + rīc ‘power’.
  3. 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’.
  4. Irish: when not Welsh or English in origin, probably an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh (see Merry).
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