Merced: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Merced

Merced

Pronunciation: mehr-SEHD (key)

Origin of the name Mercedes:

Derived from the Spanish merced (mercy). The name is bestowed in honor of the Virgin Mary, "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes" (Our Lady of Mercy).

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Merced River is a California river located in the Yosemite Valley. It's was originally named El Río de Nuestra Señora de la Merced ("River of our Lady of Mercy") by Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga.

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Spanish for Mercy. (Mercedes is the the plural of Merced.)
Pronounced: mer-SED

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