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meredith

LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > celtic > insular celtic > brythonic > welsh
ORIGIN:
celtic  /  brythonic  /  welsh 
NAME ROOT:
*BROG- IUD(D) / *MāRO- IUD(D) > MORGETUID / MARGETIUD
MEANING:
This name derives from Old Welsh name and patronymic surname (~ 800–1150) “Morgetuid / Margetiud”, composed of two elements: “mere” (great, splendid) plus “iudd” (lord). As a personal name the origins are lost in the mists of time but it is certainly pre Roman, however the modern use of the name is commonly taken from Merdydd ap Bleddyn, prince of Powys who died in 1132.

Usage

  • welshwelsh
  • englishenglish

Related names

VARIANTS
english
merideth, meridith, maredith, maradyth, merddith, merydethe, mredith, maready, redith, rhiryd, reddith, reddit, redyth, rerdith, riddith, ryddyh, ryddyth, rydeath, rydeth, rydyth
welsh
maredudd, meredydd, maredud, mredydd

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
gaelic - latinized
mereducus, mereducius
italian
mereducco, mereduci, mereduco

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

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Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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Name Songs

Song Artist
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