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Uncertain. Possibly a coinage based on Mary, or transferred from the Spanish place name Mérida.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛ(ə)ɹ.ɪ.də/ (used in the Disney film Brave)

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  1. A female given name.
    • 1920, Reports of civil and criminal cases decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky, page 460:
      The defendants, Leonard Morgan, Felix Forman, William Poe, Steve Forman and Jim Hatchett Baker, Merida Smith, Tine Williams and Bud Tegarden, composed the Poe crowd []
    • 1951, Albert Ross Hogue, Mark Twain's Obedstown and Knobs of Tennessee: A History of Jamestown and Fentress County, Tennessee, page 79:
      Rachel Atkinson. [] Merida Smith. [] Nellie Myers.
    • 2012, various authors, Brave (film), Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios:
      QUEEN ELINORMerida, a princess does not place her weapons on the table.

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