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What does Mercilla mean?

Mercilla Pronunciation of Mercilla [mer-cil-la] as a name for girls has its root in English, and the name Mercilla means "compassion, forebearance". Mercilla is an alternate form of Mercy (English).

Associated with: compassion (gracious).


3 different relations via Mercy: Merci, Mercie and Mercina.

Creative forms:
(female) Marcilla, Mercilva, ..

(male) Mercilley, Mercilmar, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mercilla Bailey (M.B.), ..

How popular is Mercilla?

Mercilla is an uncommon given name for women. Mercilla is a rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Mercy (#1013 the previous year) is the only popular variation form of Mercilla (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of this form of Mercilla reached its peak in the year 2013 (#846) and is almost as widespread today. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Mercilla is alike in pronunciation to Marcela, Marcella, Marcila, Marcilee, Marsalla, Marsella and Marsiella. Other suggested similar names are Aeriela, Arcilla, Arvilla, Averilla, Berylla, Carmilla, Cecila, Cecilia, Cecilla, Cerella, Corilla, Drucilla, Hersila (see Ersilia), Hersilia, Kemilla, Korilla, Lucilla, Marcelina, Marcellina, Marcelyn, Marcia, Marcilyn, Marcita, Maricela, Maricella, Mariela, Mariella, Marilla, Marisela, Marisella, Marselle, Marshella, Maryzela, Meralda, Mercia, Merielle, Meriol, Merlina, Merrell, Merrielle, Merril, Merrile, Merrilee, Merrili (see Merry), Merrill, Merrily, Milla, Mireilla, Mirilla, Morella, Muriella, Myrella, Myrilla, Myrrilla, Orilla, Percilla, Pernella, Pernilla, Pernille, Precilla, Pricilla, Redmilla (see Radmilla), Serhilda, Serrilda, Sirilla, Tehilla, Terriella (see Terena) and Terrill. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mercilla.

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