Mercedes - Meaning of Mercedes

What does Mercedes mean?

[ 3 syll. mer-ce-des, me-rced-es ] The baby girl name Mercedes is pronounced in Spanish as MehR-THEH-DHehS or in Spanish-Latin American as MehR-SEH-DHehS †. Mercedes is used predominantly in Basque, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. It is derived from Latin origins. The name is derived from the Spanish 'merced' (meaning mercy, grace), and ultimately from the Latin 'mercedes', with the association of Christ's crucifixion as a 'ransom' or 'wage' for the sins of man. The term is known from the Catholic holiday 'Maria de mercede redemptionis captivum' meaning 'Mary of the mercy to redeem the captives', and the subsequent Spanish liturgical title 'Maria de las Mercedes' meaning 'Mary of the Mercies'. Traditionally, Maria was considered too sacred to use, therefore girls were often christened with other associated names. The name has therefore been popular among Roman Catholics, especially in Spain and the USA. In modern times, the name is usually associated with the Mercedes Benz car, which was named after Mércédès Jellinek (1889-1929), the daughter of one of the company's key executives.

Mercedes has 20 variations that are used in English and other languages. English variations of Mercedes include Marcedes, Mecha, Mercades, Mercadez, Mercadie, Merced, Mercedees, Mercedeez, Mercedies, Mercedis, Mersade, Mersades, and Mersadize. Other English forms include the contracted forms Mercé, Mercy, and Sadie, and the spelling variant Mercedez. Merce (Catalan) and Mercede (Italian) are variations of the name that are used in other languages. The contracted form Merche (Spanish) is another foreign variant.

See also the related categories, mary, grace (forgiveness), daughter, sacred (holy), english, latin, roman, biblical, spanish, italian, french, and german.

Mercedes is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1993 with 0.090% of baby girls being named Mercedes. It was #171 in rank then. The baby name has substantially slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of very light use. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Mercedes, Sadie was the most commonly used.

Baby names that sound like Mercedes include Maaratha, Maertisa, Maratha, Marcheta, Marchieta, Marchita, Mardea, Mardhiya, Maretha, Margetha, Margetta, Margita, Margitta, Marguita, Maridhea, Maridhia, Marita, Maritsa, Maritta, and Maritxu.

† Pronunciation for Mercedes: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; DH as in "they (DH.EY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

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