Merry Gardner was a Hobbit of the Shire.
At the suggestion of Frodo Baggins, Sam named one of his children after Merry Brandybuck. Merry was born in S.R. 1427.
Merry is a translation of Hobbitish Westron (specifically, the Buckland dialect) Kali, meaning "jolly, gay".
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Grey Havens"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
- ↑ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"