What does Mercedes mean?
Mercedes /mer-ce-des/ as a girls' 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.
(female) Marcedes, Meecedes, ..
(male) Mercered, Merceter, ..
How popular is Mercedes?
Mercedes is a very prominent first name for females (#433 out of 4276, Top 10%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#10570 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the baby name statistics of Mercedes for girls. Mercedes reached its peak position of #164 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is presently at #984. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Mercedes and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Mercedes (#984 in 2014) are Maria (#115 in 2014), Mary (#120), Mercy (#940), Carmel and Mercedez. Usage of these forms of Mercedes was common among parents 134 years ago (average #975) and has become much less since (#1026, ▼95%), with forms such as Maria becoming somewhat dated. Mary is more universally found than the rest, though Mercy has become trendy as well.
Suggested similar names are Ceres, Gertrudes, Lurdes, Macee, Marcee, Marceen, Marcela, Marcele, Marcella▼, Marcelle, Marcena, Marcene, Marcey, Marceyne (see Marcene), Marchesa, Marcie▼, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcine, Mareen, Mareesa, Marged, Margeen, Margeret, Margies (see Margaret), Maridel, Marieke, Markeda, Markee, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marlele, Marlene▼, Marlies, Marnee, Marsee, Marseea, Marvele, Meade, Medea, Meemee, Melene, Melinde (see Melinda), Melodee, Meralda, Meranda, Mercer, Merci, Mercia, Mercilla, Mercina, Meredith▼, Meredyth, Merel, Meribel, Meriel, Merielle, Meris, Merle▼, Merline, Merree, Merrell, Merridie, Merrie, Merrile, Merrilee, Mersey, Mertis, Mertle, Moreen, Morene, Myree, Myrene, Myrleen (see Merle) and Sherees (see Cherise). These names tend to be less commonly used than Mercedes.