Meredith

Meredith - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Meredith, meaning great ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #888. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Meredith and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Meredith? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Meredith. The baby girl name Meredith was given to 380 baby girls in 2012, ranking #660 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,719 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Meredith peaked in popularity 36 years ago in 1981 on position 140.



Famous with this name

Burgess Meredith
Toby Meredith
Frank Meredith


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Meredith is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Meredith is currently topping the baby name charts in Iowa at position #348 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,244.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Meredith is where you live.


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Meredith origin and meaning

Meredith is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means great ruler. To see famous people named Meredith, pop culture references for the name Meredith and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Meredith

We've found the following names that sound similar to Meredith, sorted by popularity.

Martha / Marta / Marietta / Marita / Marty / Marti / Myrtie / Meridith / Mairead / Mirta /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012660
2011592
2010597
2009482
2008445
2007343
2006310
2005367
2004330
2003359
2002357
2001323
2000293
1999274
1998281
1997262
1996236
1995226
1994233
1993223
1992199
1991200
1990191
1989169
1988154
1987150
1986150
1985149
1984148
1983148
1982151
1981140
1980141
1979143
1978146
1977153
1976174
1975183
1974176
1973178
1972197
1971197
1970233
1969265
1968399
1967500
1966515
1965525
1964598
1963767
1962653
1961643
1960637
1959621
1958690
1957681
1956555
1955538
1954560
1953475
1952471
1951433
1950475
1949489
1948475
1947455
1946429
1945409
1944395
1943410
1942453
1941455
1940519
1939474
1938513
1937553
1936570
1935616
1934592
1933870
1932801
19311131
1930887
1929922
1928847
1927876
1926968
1925865
19241519
19231022
1922850
1921862
19201459
19191029
1918936
19171262
19161260
1915888

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Iowa348
Kansas385
North Carolina389
Mississippi397
Missouri408
South Carolina410
Arkansas434
Indiana439
Kentucky444
Alabama450
Virginia462
Maryland470
Massachusetts483
Ohio506
Oklahoma544
Oregon572
Louisiana644
Pennsylvania647
Texas664
Michigan665
Minnesota745
Illinois799
Colorado842
Tennessee885
Florida970
California1009
Georgia1021
Arizona1055
New Jersey1110
New York1244

Even more about Meredith


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Meredith a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Meredith?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1981
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Meredith
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,719
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +380

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