Given Name MERCEDES

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Spanish
PRONOUNCED: mer-THE-dhes (European Spanish), mer-SE-dhes (Latin American Spanish)   [details]

Meaning & History

Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, María de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity".

Categories

car models, Marian titles, Spanish royal family
DIMINUTIVE: Merche
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mercè (Catalan), Mercédesz (Hungarian)
  United States
not
ranked
2016
  England and Wales
not
ranked
2016
  France
not
ranked
2015

Sources & References