Mercy Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Mercy:
Taken from mercy (compassion, forgiveness, pity), which is derived from the Latin merces (payment, reward). The name was popular among the Puritans in the 16th and 17th centuries but is now less common.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Sometimes short for Mercedez - and any other name beginning with 'Merc'.
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My daughter's name. People usually ask how we came up with it, but most state that they like it as a less-common alternative to the common virtue names of Grace, Faith, and Hope.
My youngest daughter's middle name is Mercy. I just love it!!
I love the name Mercy! When I have a baby girl, I would like to name her Mercy because it would remind us of God's great mercy everyday. I love how it is so old-fashoned and not too common and the meaning is beautiful. What middle names would go well though?
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Merce, Merry, MerMer
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Mercy James, Madonna's younger daughter
Mercy Otis Warren, adviser to the Founding Fathers and first historian of the American Revolutionary War
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Mercy Thompson is the coyote-shapeshifter star of Patricia Briggs's "Mercy Thompson" series, a strong, intelligent kick-butt heroine.
Mercy Chant, a character in the 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Mercy Richter, daughter of actors Andy Richter and Sarah Thyre