designating or of the Frankish line of kings who reigned in Gaul (ancient France) from c. 500 to 751: the line was founded by Clovis I
Origin of MerovingianFrench Mérovingien from Medieval Latin Merovingi, descendants of Merovaeus, Latinized name of Merowig, grandfather of Clovis I
a king of this line
A Frankish ruling dynasty (c. AD 450-751) founded by Merovech (fl. fifth century) and brought to prominence by Clovis I.