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Meredith

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!

Nicknames:

Mer, Meri

Famous people named Meredith:

Actresses Meredith Baxter, Meredith Baxter-Birney, Meredith Monroe, and Meredith Stepien; journalist Meredith Vieira; musician Meredith Brooks; model Meredith Mickelson

Fun facts:

While Americans pronounce this name MEH-red-ith, the proper Welsh pronunciation puts emphasis on the second syllable: muh-RED-ith.

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