from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Meredith, George 1828-1909. British writer of novels, such as The Ordeal of Richard Feverel (1859), and poetic works, including Modern Love (1862).
  • Meredith, James Howard Born 1933. American civil rights advocate whose registration (1963) at the traditionally segregated University of Mississippi prompted a riot, which was spurred by state officials who defied federal pleas for peaceful integration.

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A Welsh patronymic surname.
  • proper n. A female given name; sometimes mistaken for a combination of Mary and Edith.

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  • n. United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933)
  • n. English novelist and poet (1828-1909)


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Welsh (Maredudd), great lord.



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  • Love it as a last name and a girl's name. It's just not an ideal first name for a boy.

    December 28, 2009

  • I don't know ... Burgess Meredith is quite something.

    December 28, 2009

  • I love this name for a girl. Not so much for a guy.

    December 28, 2009