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Meaning and name origin

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 girl names Carmel and Mersera.


Mercedes is a very popular first name for females (#433 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12566 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mercedes for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mercedes name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mercedes outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Mercedes and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carmel, Maria, Mary, Mercedes and Mercy. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carmel, Maria, Mary, Mercedes, Mercy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mary, Mercedes outside U.S.


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