[ 4 syll. me-ri-wet-her, mer-iweth-er ] The baby boy name Meriwether is pronounced Mey-R-iy-WEH-DH-er †. Meriwether is of Old English origin and it is predominantly used in the English language. The name means 'happy shepherd'.
Meriwether is not frequently used as a baby boy name. It is not listed in the top 1000.
† Pronunciation for Meriwether: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; W as in "we (W.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; DH as in "they (DH.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"
A famous person named Meriwether is Explorer Meriwether Lewis, born 18 August 1774 - 11 October 1809, Ablemarle County, Virginia.