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Boy Name: Mercator

Name: Mercator
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rca-tor, mer-cator\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: merchant
Origin: Latin


Mercator \m(e)-rca-tor, mer-cator\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mercator is "merchant". Latinate name of Gerardus Kremer, the 16th-century cartographer whose projection for a world map was useful to navigators.


Mercator is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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