girl name Meredith
 

Baby Girl Names - Meredith


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The name Meredith is of Welsh origin, and means great leader.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Meredith has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Meredith
Use of the Name Meredith for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
64,791 57,686 36,621 10,443 4,662 1,787 948
The table below indicates the number of times the name Meredith has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Meredith first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1883, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Meredith
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1883  9995
1884    
1885    
1886    
1887    
1888    
1889    
1890    
1891    
1892    
1893  9906
1894    
1895    
1896    
1897    
1898    
1899    
1900    
1901  8308
1902  8419
1903    
1904  9378
1905  8919
1906  9788
1907  91210
1908  70115
1909  66717
19108902484714
1911  85016
1912  74434
19138773771842
19149503973152
19159514961887
19168346673069
19178736370874
19187868363993
19198746572677
192083775615106
192173699645100
19227639366495
19238158178871
19248268276877
19257729271582
19267978381766
19277439375077
19287299568087
19297069981364
19307249478467
19318087174569
19327198986755
19337128487351
193456712885255
193556412978463
193650616571570
193754015284553
193847719369976
193948019484153
194052517267182
1941455231578105
194244127365796
194340532770682
194439032879263
194540530881359
194642233371783
194744234671493
194846929484066
194947528991957
195046830594154
195144035888263
195247531581275
195347032987567
195453028095660
1955533299  
1956549290  
1957636238  
1958670218  
1959617260  
1960643247  
1961637254  
1962622262  
1963751189  
1964566303  
1965512345  
1966509347  
1967502356  
1968401538  
19692651,092  
19702331,353  
19711971,503  
19721971,433  
19731781,518  
19741751,515  
19751811,432  
19761731,465  
19771531,765  
19781461,882  
19791431,961  
19801402,070  
19811402,041  
19821501,950  
19831481,939  
19841481,932  
19851491,957  
19861501,928  
19871491,813  
19881521,852  
19891681,702  
19901901,557  
19911991,493  
19921991,464  
19932221,249  
19942301,231  
19952261,244  
19962371,180  
19972621,107  
19982801,111  
19992751,139  
20002931,089  
2001323954  
2002357832  
2003362839  
2004331948  
Totals:  64,791 3,195

During the last 125 years, parents have used Meredith as a girl's name about 95% of the time and less frequently (about 4% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Meredith appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 93 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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