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Mercedes 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 names Carmel and Mersera.
A baby name that sounds like Mercedes is Marcita.
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Popularity of Mercedes
Mercedes is a very popular first name for women (#433 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12566 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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