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.
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) and Carmel. Usage of these forms of Mercedes was common among parents 94 years ago (average #387) and is somewhat lower today (#631, ▼40%), with forms such as Carmel becoming somewhat dated.
Thinking of names?
Suggested similar baby names are Ceres, Gertrudes, Lurdes, Macee, Marcee, Marceen, Marcela, Marcele, Marcella▼, Marcelle▼, Marcena, Marcene, Marcey, Marceyne, Marchesa, Marcie▼, Marcile, Marcilee, Marcine, Mareen, Mareesa, Marged, Margeen, Margeret, Margies, Maridel, Marieke, Markeda, Markee, Marlee▲, Marleen, Marlele, Marlene▼, Marlies, Marnee, Marsee, Marseea, Marvele, Meade, Medea, Meemee, Melene, Melinde, 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 and Sherees. These names tend to be less commonly used than Mercedes.