Mercedes: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mercedes

Mercedes

Pronunciation: mer-SAY-deez (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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Related Names:

Meche, Mercy, Sadie

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Comments and insights on the name Mercedes: | Edit

The Spanish pronunciation of this name is more like Mair-sed-dez.

Personal experiences with the name Mercedes: | Edit

My name is Mercedes and I personally love the name :) I've been given the nickname Benz by my best friend, but I was never really teased about it. It's part of who I am :).

Everyone calls you Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, etc.
You don't know how many times people have thought they were so clever and said, "ha ha you should marry someone who's last name is Benz! then you'd be Mercedes Benz!"
DONT name your child Mercedes.

My sister's name is Mercedes but she is known by her nickname "Maycie" so she bypasses all the teasing. Although she IS proud of her original name because we tell her it's a really expensive and high-class brand of car and she wouldn't expect anything less than the best!

My Great Grandmother's name was Mercedes. She immigrated from Puerto Rico to NYC, and she HATED the way white people pronounced her name (like the car.)

My Aunt's name is Mercedes. I don't think she ever really got teased for the name, mainly because, since she's Puerto Rican, you don't pronounce it like you would the car.

My name is Mercedes. I love my name, i used get teased about it but it dont bother me.

My name is Also Mercedes and I was always told Mercedes is the hispanic name for the Virgin Mary.

Nicknames for Mercedes: | Edit

Cedes, Benz, Sady, Mimi, Sades, Mechi, Mecha, Meche, Mercy, Sadie, Merce, Maycie, Macy

Meanings and history of the name Mercedes: | Edit

maria de la mercedes

Famous real-life people named Mercedes: | Edit

mercedes rhuel actress
Mercedes Sosa, Argentine singer

Mercedes in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mercédès, a character from The Count of Monte Cristo novel
Mercedes, a character from the Hit TV Show GLEE
Mercedes McQueen, a character from British Soap Hollyoaks
Mercedes "Mercy" Thompson, titular character in the urban fantasy series by Patricia Briggs
Mercedes Orne, a Character from Jeanne Birdsall's "The Penderwicks at Point Moutte."

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