Mercedes Name Meaning & Origin
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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- Comments and insights on the name Mercedes: | Edit
The Spanish pronunciation of this name is more like Mair-thed-dez.
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My Name is Mercedes and My friends and family always call me Mercy.. I like my name and nick name.
My name is Mercedes but I have always gone by Cede (Sadie). I hated Mercedes growing up because of all the teasing and jokes but now I like it.
- Nicknames for Mercedes: | Edit
Cedes, Sady, Mimi, Sades, Mechi, Mecha, Meche, Mercy, Sadie, Merce, Maycie, Macy, Mercie
- Meanings and history of the name Mercedes: | Edit
From the Spanish "Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes" (Our Lady of Divine Favors). Read more about the name's history and usage at:
- Famous real-life people named Mercedes: | Edit
Mercedes Reinberger, painter, writer
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."