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Here comes a name with the pretty cool, and happy meaning “merry weather.” Meriwether is a surname of Old English origins that has some usage as a first name. And although it might be considered quite feminine, Meriwether’s most famous bearer was a man…and an important one too.
Meriwether Lewis was one part of a famous explorers duo, the other was William Clark. On May 14, 1804 Lewis and Clark set out on a two year expedition to explore and map the American west. Their aim was to find a practical route to the other side of the country, including studying the area’s plants, animal life, geography and natural resources. And although it was a great success the stress and strain of the journey was hard for Lewis to handle. He died three years later. (Fun fact: he was given this name because it was his mother’s maiden name).
Meriwether as an actual given name is quite rare, but there has been some usage (and in the fictional world).
Other variants of the name include: Merryweather, Meriweather, Merworth etc
It has been noted in many forums across the board, that it would suit a girl more than a boy. I might concur, but it does sound fantastic in the middle for a girl or boy.