Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Meredith m. Middle Welsh mawr 'great, noble' + Old Breton, Middle Welsh iud 'prince, lord'.

The name of various 10th-12th C Welsh princes.

For the Latinized forms ending in -duc-, see MorganMorgan s.n. Maredudd.

England
Latin
1281 Mereduco (abl) CHAMont-1 p. 45
Early Modern English
1557 Meredith RegSASel p. 2, Meredydd ibid. p. 2; 1558 Meredydd ibid. p. 2; 1559 Meredydd ibid. p. 4; 1559/60 Meredydd ibid. p. 5; 1560 Meredydd ibid. p. 5; 1560/1 Meredydd ibid. p. 7; 1561 Meredydd ibid. p. 7; 1592 Meredith bruton-vol1 p. 51
Wales
Latin
1198 Maredut (gen) Pryce-1st no. 8, Meredyth (abl) ibid. no. 5; 1216xc1226 Maredud (nom) ibid. no. 16, Mareduth (nom) ibid. no. 16; 1223 Mereduc (nom) ibid. no. 19, Mereduc' (nom) ibid. no. 20; 1247 Maredut (nom) ArchCambIII p. 228; 1360 Meredydd (nom) ibid. p. 165; 1452 Meredith (nom) ibid. p. 71; 1453 Meredith (nom) ibid. p. 70; 1454 Meredith (nom) ibid. p. 72; 1455 Meredith (nom) ibid. p. 258; 1456 Meredith (nom) ibid. p. 258; 1497 Mereddith (nom) ibid. p. 107
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Meredith". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Meredith.