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What does Mercedes mean?

Mercedes \m(e)-rce-des, mer-cedes\ 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.


Variations

Mercedes has 3 variants: Merced, Mercede and Mercedez.

For more information, see also related girl names Carmel and Mersera.

Mercedes has 10 more different forms via Maria, Mary, Mercy: Maree, Maridel, Mercey, Merci, Mercie, Mercilla, Mercina, Meridel, Meriel and Mersey.


Popularity

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. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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 girl names reached its highest during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6124%) and has become much less since (usage 0.3682%, down 39.9%), with the forms Mercedes and Carmel becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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