This name has Welsh roots and means “powerful ruler.” It was originally a boys’ name, but the world finally realized that girls, too, can be great rulers and BAM. Girl power!
Famous people named Meredith:
Actresses Meredith Baxter, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Meredith Monroe, and Meredith Stepien; journalist Meredith Vieira; musician Meredith Brooks; model Meredith Mickelson
While Americans pronounce this name MEH-red-ith, the proper Welsh pronunciation puts emphasis on the second syllable: muh-RED-ith.