Merry

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Female Female Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

English name

1) Pet form of Mercy [1] [2]

2) Creative spelling of Mary [1] [3] [4] [2]

3) English merry = 'cheerful, jolly' [1], deriving from Old English myrige = 'pleasing, agreeable', from Ancient Germanic *murgijaz, which probably originally meant 'short-lasting' [5]

Related Names

Merri
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Merry
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Merrý
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Faroese

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Merry
Genitive: Merrys
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Merry
Genitive: Merrys
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Merry
Genitive: Merrys

Further Information

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[6]
129 n.a. 1 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[7]
63 85 0 3
Norway Norway[8]
34 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[9]
n.a. 1 0 0
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Merry.

Sources: [7] [6] [8] [9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  3. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi