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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 names popularity of Mercedes name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Mercedes with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

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

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


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