What does Mercury mean?
Mercury [mer-cury] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Mercury is "commerce". In modern usage, the name is sometimes a nickname for fleet-footed runners. Mythology: the messenger of the Gods who corresponds to the Greek Hermes. Its ancient root also evolved into terms such as "merchant", "market", and "mercenary", showing the influence of the wing-footed Roman god of science and commerce. A sixth-century priest named Mercury changed his name to John after he was elected to the papacy, since he felt it was inappropriate for a pope to have the name of a pagan god. Football player Mercury Morris.
(male) Maccury, Marcury, ..
(female) Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Mercury?
Mercury is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#84310 out of 150436, Top 56%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Mercury has not been listed in the list so far. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Similar NamesRecommended names are Berry▼, Derry, Drury, Gerry▼, Jerry▼, Kerry▼, Marcely, Marcus, Maury, Maybury, Melburn, Merce, Mercer, Mersey, Morry, Murry, Newbury, Perry▼, Seabury and Terry▼. These names tend to be more frequently used than Mercury.