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Girl Name: Mercedes

Name: Mercedes
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rce-des, mer-cedes\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: mercies
Origin: Spanish
Related Names: Carmel, Mersera
Sounds Like: Marcita
Variant forms: Merced, Mercede, Mercedez
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 433
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 12566


Mercedes \m(e)-rce-des, mer-cedes\ as a girl's name is pronounced mer-SAY-dees. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Mercedes is "mercies". Used in reference to the Virgin Mary, Santa Maria de las Mercedes as "Our Lady of Mercies". Literary: the name of the lost love of Edmond Dantes in Dumas's "The Count of Monte Cristo". Also the name of the German luxury car, which was named for a little girl named Mercedes. Mostly Catholic use. See also Mercy. Actresses Mercedes McCambridge, Mercedes Ruehl.

Mercedes has 3 variant forms: Merced, Mercede and Mercedez.

For more information, see also related names Carmel and Mersera.

A baby name that sounds like Mercedes is Marcita.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Mercedes.


Mercedes is a very popular first name for women (#433 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#12566 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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