Isamu is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: isamu 勇 “courage”; isamu 勲 “merit; distinguished service”; isamu 敢 “daring; brave; bold; sad; tragic; pitiful”; isamu 武 “warrior; military; chivalry; arms”; isamu 力 “power; strength; force” Origin: Japanese There are other meanings depending on the kanji used. Written in hiragana it’s いさむ.    


Merida is the English form of Mérida, the name of a city in Spain located in the Iberian peninsula founded in 25 BC. It comes from the original name of the city, Augusta Emerita, which was originally founded for retired Roman soldiers; it means something along the lines of “great merit” or “venerable merit”. Merida comes from Latin Emerita, the feminine singular…