US Popularity:1018
Meaning:Great ruler; Protector of the sea
Meredith is a gender-neutral name with Welsh origins. The name Meredith means “great ruler” or "protector of the sea," which is a fabulous definition should you wish your baby to become a shining example as they grow. In recent decades, Meredith has been considered more of a girl’s name but prior to the 1950s, it was often used for boys. The Welsh pronunciation of the word puts emphasis on the second syllable which gives the cute nickname of Reddy. English and US pronunciations often mean that Meredith’s get known as Merry or Merri.

Meredith Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Meredith is currently #1370 on The Bump
Boy:Meredith is currently #742 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Meredith is currently #990 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Meredith is currently #1018 in U.S. births
Girl:Meredith is currently #509 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 40
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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