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What does Merced mean?

Merced Pronunciation of Merced [merced] as a name for girls is a Spanish name, and Merced means "mercies". Merced is a variant form of Mercedes (Spanish).


Merced has 1 variant: Mercede.

1 more different relation via Mercedes: Mercedez.

Creative forms:
(female) Marced, Mercel, ..

(male) Merer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merced Luz (M.L.), ..

How popular is Merced?

Merced is a rare given name for females but a very popular surname for all people (#10998 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mercedes (#1093 the previous year) and Mercedez are the prominent related forms of Merced (outside Top 2000). These relations of Merced reached the height of their popularity in 1991 (average #776) and are now significantly less common, with the form Mercedes becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mercedes, Mercedez in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merced and related baby names outside U.S.