Origin:Welsh
Popularity:1973
Meaning:Fame; Power, rule; Fork in the road
Merrick is a gender-neutral name primarily of Welsh origin but has variations across English, German, Scottish and Gaelic languages. In English, the name means "fame," “power," and "rule", giving baby a title that resembles a life of glitz and glamor. In Welsh traditions, the name Merrick is a derivation of "Meuric," another form of "Maurice," which also shares the English meaning. In Scotland, however, Merrick signifies a "fork in the road," and on visiting the country, parents will find several towns with the namesake. A name like Merrick prepares your little one to face life's challenges head-on by not always taking the road most traveled.

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