2. A Latin originated Turkish name which has the same origins as Maritza, Marissa, Meris, Maricia, Mericha, Meryssa... Given to both male and female but it's originally a female name. It means "the one that belongs to the sea." It's pronounced as Mer-itch.
From my experiences I've had from living for almost 8 years in Turkey, I can tell you those:
Meriç is a charismatic and cool name. And it's also pretty uncommon for both male and women.
It's often given by rich and elite people as names to their babies.
Males named Meriç are often clubbers. (trust me, I've seen enough.)
Females named Meriç are %100 so very beautiful! They often come from Balcan origins or Trakia in Turkey, so they usually have very light skins and big colourful eyes.