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What does Mercia mean?

Mercia Pronunciation of Mercia [mer-cia] as a girls' name is of Old English origin. Place name: the English kingdom of Mercia comprised much of England from the sixth to the ninth century. See also Mercy.

Associated with: old english, england.


6 relations via Mercy: Mercey, Merci, Mercie, Mercilla, Mercina and Mersey.

Creative forms:
(female) Merlia, Merma, ..

(male) Merck, Merrio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mercia Eloise (M.E.), ..

How popular is Mercia?

Mercia is an unusual first name for females and an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Mercy (#1013 from recent data) is the only popular alternative form of Mercia (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Mercie, are seldom used. This relation of Mercia was at the height of its popularity in the year 2013 and is almost as popular today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mercy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mercia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Mercia is alike in pronunciation to Marcee, Marcey, Marci, Marcie and Marcy. Other recommended names are Ceria, Cericia, Cerria, Darcia, Decia, Hermia, Kecia, Keicia, Kerria, Lecia, Leecia, Marcia, Marcila, Marcina, Marcita, Mareisa, Marga, Margi, Margie, Maria, Maricia, Marika, Maris, Marisa, Mariza, Marja, Marjie, Markia, Markie, Marnia, Marsha, Marsia, Martia, Marysa, Marysia, Mecca, Media, Meeca, Meelia, Meica, Melia, Melicia, Mera, Merced, Mercer, Merial, Meriam, Meris, Merissa, Merla, Merlina, Merna, Merola, Merona, Merri, Merrie, Mertis, Meryssa, Mirja, Mirka, Moraia, Moreisa, Moria, Morisa, Morysa (see Marisa), Myrtia, Neecia, Persia, Tercia and Tersia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mercia.

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