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What does Mercer mean?

Mercer Pronunciation of Mercer [mer-cer] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Mercer) is pronounced MER-ser. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Mercer is "storekeeper". Occupational name. Children's books author/illustrator Mercer Mayer; choreographer Merce Cunningham; musician Johnny Mercer.

Associated with: occupational, books (literary).


Mercer has 1 variant: Merce.

Creative forms:
(male) Morcer, ..

(female) Mermar, Mermer, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mercer Eder (M.E.), ..

How popular is Mercer?

Mercer is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#949 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Mercer reached its highest rank of #1417 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mercer name in U.S.

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