Merry Family History
Merry Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone with a blithe or happy disposition, from Middle English merry ‘lively’, ‘cheerful’ (Old English myr(i)ge ‘pleasant’, ‘agreeable’). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mearadhaigh, Ó Meardha ‘descendant of Mearadhach’, ‘descendant of Meardha’, personal names derived from an adjective meaning ‘lively’, ‘wild’, ‘wanton’. French: from a vernacular form of the personal name Médéric, derived from a Germanic personal name conposed of mecht ‘strength’, ‘might’ + ric ‘power’; ‘ruler’. French: habitational name from Merry in Yonne or Merri in Orne, derived from the Latin personal name Matrius + the suffix -acum.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press