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".
DIMINUTIVE: Merche
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mercè (Catalan), Mercédesz (Hungarian)

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Entry updated July 2, 2017