Merida Name Meaning

A Disney princess name, Merida is thought to come from the city in Spain named after the victory of the Emperor Augustus. Others believe she’s a variant of the name, Mairead, meaning “pearl.” Wherever she’s from, she’s a beautiful name with a usability not commonly seen in Disney princess names. She’s recognizable, but not overly so, and she has an exciting sound we can’t get enough of.

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Names Like Merida

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What names sound like Merida?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Maria

Of the sea

Latin

Marian

A variant form, through the Old French, of Mary.

French


What names are similar to Merida?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

Aurora

Goddess of dawn

Latin

Belle

Beautiful

French

Cinderella

Little ashes

French

Elsa

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Esmeralda

Emerald

Spanish

Isolde

“Queen of the ice,” from the Germanic is (ice) and waltan (to rule).

Welsh

Jasmine

Jasmine flower

Persian

Moana
Rapunzel

Plant

German


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