Ancient Greek, Black/Dark, Color, M names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Merrick

Merrick comes from a Welsh surname, a variant of Meurig which is the Welsh form of Maurice which comes from Late Latin Mauritius, a Roman name which is a derivative of Maurus meaning “dark-skinned”, in reference to someone who came from the country of Mauritania or who was of Moorish descent. It derives from Ancient Greek mauros (black, dark). As an English surname, it derives from a Norman source meaning “fame power”, made up from Germanic elements meri, mari (fame) and ric (power); as a Scottish surname it comes from a locational name for someone who came from a place called Merrick which seems to derive from a Gaelic word, meurachmeaning “branch or fork of a road or river”.

Nicknames: Merry, Rick

Origin: Ancient Greek, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Meurig (Welsh)
  • Merric (English)
  • Meric (English)
  • Merick (English)
  • Merik (English)

 

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