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Origin of the name MERRYN.
Etymology of the name MERRYN.
Meaning of the baby name MERRYN.


MERRYN.  Cornish.  Some make it a form of Welsh Mwynen (q.v.), meaning "mannerly woman." (Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, vol. 15, 1906).  Others make it a corruption of Morwen (q.v.), meaning "Wenna by the sea."

    S. Merryn, Virgin, Abbess.  In the Episcopal Registers (Bronescombe, 1259, 1274; Grandisson, 1328, 1333, 1338, 1339, 1351, 1362; Stafford, 1395, 1398) this Saint appears as Ste Marina.
    A Saint of this name also appears in the Roman Calendar; she was a Bithynian damsel, who went into a monastery of men, dressed as a male, and remained in it as a monk till she was charged with having become the father of a child.  This led to explanations and her character was cleared.  The story was vastly popular, as it had a smack of comicality about it, and she was given two commemorations, on June 18 and December 4.
    The Feast of S. Merryn is on July 7 or the Sunday nearest, and this agrees with neither of the commemorations of S. Marina.  It does, however, approximate to that of S. Morwenna, which is on July 6.
    Merryn is apparently a corruption of Morwen, and Marina is a Latin version of the name.
    (See S. Morwenna).
    She is not to be confounded with S. Merrin ap Seithenin, whose day is January 6. (Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, vol. 15, 1903). 


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