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This is the name of a type of expensive car.
AndrewJKD  4/26/2005
The car company was named after one of the founder's daughters, Mercedes.
bellaboo  10/24/2006
One of the main characters in Alexandre Dumas' book, The Count of Monte Cristo.
Kae Kae  6/9/2005
The German version of the name, "Merzedes", is the name of a car, because the founder of the car company named the car after his daughter. A real pitty! It's a beautiful name, I think, but the car thing makes it unusable for people. It's better with the Spanish pronunciation, though.
Evaria  8/9/2005
A very beautiful name, but in America, count on the harsher English pronunciation and many "like the car?" comments. I do love this name with the Spanish pronunciation though.
puella_blu  3/7/2006
Mercedes also means 'merry' in Latin. I think this is a really pretty name even though I don't care much for either meaning.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2006
Mercedes McCambridge, American actress.
Kosta  5/15/2006
This is a nice 3rd middle name. My best friend Teresa has this lovely middle name.
liberty  5/30/2006
Mercedes Lackey is a great, well known fantasy and science fiction author.
indigopearl  7/31/2006
Wasn't Mercedes a character in 'The Call of the Wild', by Jack London?
xKatiex  11/11/2006
I think this is a beautiful name, both as primary and secondary. It's a shame that the whole "like-the-car" thing taints it.
dreadfulxsorry  11/16/2006
I love this name. I'm in Spanish classes and we had to pick regular Spanish names for ourselves and I picked this one. Despite the whole car reputation thing, I think its really pretty.
septsweetie99  11/16/2006
I really didn't like this name until recently and I still don't like its strong association with the car but I am really liking it now. Although my favourite nickname for it is Merci, I also like the nickname Sadie.
Free_Spirited_Girly  11/26/2006
This name is so dumb and butt-ugly that I can't even describe how dumb and butt-ugly it really is. Say this name twice, and think about it! Is this a good name? NO.
Taydbug112  12/18/2006
I love this name (it's my daughter's name). It's graceful and gentle and just perfect. I named her after the characters in Le Comte de Monte Cristo Mercedes Heloise.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2007
I think because of the whole car name thing it would be better as a middle name. I.e. Gina Mercedes Smith (random name!) has a ring to it.
Luangi  4/8/2007
In Spain (with the z=th pronunciation) Mercedes is a very popular name, but now it's kind of dated. It's more of a "mom name", if you will. In the 19th century there was a Queen Mercedes who lived a beautiful and very sad love story with the king as she died at 18. I remember watching the cheesy movie as a child and being so enthralled that I named my favorite doll Mercedes and I decided this would be the name of my daughter one day :) Btw, the nickname is Merche (MEHR-cheh)
― Anonymous User  9/21/2007
Mercedes from the movie Pan's Labyrinth really fits that merciful picture. In the movie, Mercedes is brave and kind and so beautiful.
edenrowe  12/30/2007
This name would be wonderful to give a little girl - and I could definitely see past the brand name of a car. I love 'Cedy' for a nickname (pronounced Sadie).
edenrowe  12/30/2007
Cute name.
sweetkit  3/5/2008
It could have been cool, but the car ruined it for me, I suppose (I don't like cars). I just wouldn't use it.
Pippin  3/28/2008
This is my name! It was HELL growing up with it, but I like it better now, and it has always been helpful in letting me know in advance who was worth my time--if anyone I'm introduced to cracks a lame car joke (no matter how clever you think you are, trust me, I've heard it) I know not to bother. Some of my friends and family call me "Cedes" for short, which sounds a bit cuter. I have a very hard to pronounce middle name so I never had a choice in what I went by. Only choose this name if your kid has options--or if stiff upper lips run in your family.
cedesm  4/9/2008
Mercedes is such a beautiful name and it happens to be my name. I always get so many complements on my name. I love my name and no I was not named after the car, I was named after the Virgin Mary.
― Anonymous User  4/21/2008
I have a friend with this name and she goes by Merc (like 'Murk.')
― Anonymous User  5/2/2008
Although a car was named for a girl named Mercedes and having this name might make people think your parents wanted to afford one, I really like this name. In fact I named my step daughter Mercedes. I like the meaning of the name which I understand to be merciful is the deity. Also, I love the nickname Sadie.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
This is my first name. I would get the whole 'like the car?' question, and reply with something like 'No, like the banana'. Or something to move off topic so they wouldn't move on to ask if they could 'drive/ride me'. But I still like the name a lot! I decided to go by Mercy in highschool to avoid those comments. People call me either one, mostly Mercy though. I've been called Cede or Cedes randomly by a couple people, I liked it. One of my old boyfriends called me Cedes before we started going out and sometimes during, I felt special since no one else called me that. :P

People say that I fit my name when I go by Mercy. Technically it *is* my name since Mercedes is the Spanish word for Mercy. I read it and was like "SCORE!" Hehe. I would recommend this name, it's really pretty. The trick is to be introduced with one of the nicknames and gradualy let people know your real name is Mercedes. It tended to decrease the amount of annoying comments very successfully! And the first thing they say is usually that it's very pretty or something else really nice. (:
mercyclear  11/13/2008
SO SO SO ghetto! I'm sorry, but it is.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2009
This is my grandmother's middle name and she has always pronounced it as "mer-suh-DEEZ." I don't know where her pronunciation came from but I've always liked it, even if it isn't correct.
Riverbird  6/11/2009
There's an indie rock band called 'Hey Mercedes', which formed after the dissolution of the band Braid. That band makes me think well of the name Mercedes.
DestructoGirl  6/27/2009
Another famous bearer: actress Mercedes McNab. She is most famous for her role as Harmony Kendall on the shows Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2009
I know this is a Spanish name, and a very pretty one at that, but I feel that some people are just using it because they are obsessed with the car.
bananarama  8/2/2009
Interesting, but the car ruined it for me.
-Julia-  9/8/2009
This name was used for one of the five playable characters in the award-winning Playstation 2 role-playing game Odin Sphere.
missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
It has a good meaning and a nice sound to it. I also have a fondness for this name because of the luxurious German automobile Mercedes Benz. You just can't go wrong with this name. It's a cool name to have and an awesome car to own/drive.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2010
Amber Riley plays the character Mercedes in the tv show GLEE.
MirandaIrie  10/5/2010
I have always liked this name. To me it seems one of the most refined and elegant feminine names out there. It's sophisticated but has a less formal nickname (Mercy), it flows beautifully and unlike a lot of Spanish names it isn't overly unusual or difficult to pronounce for an English speaker. It's a shame about the association with the car. Too many people would think of that immediately and a child with this name would probably never hear the end of it. Even so, I'm not so sure I wouldn't be tempted to use it anyway, it's that good. For certain it would make a fine middle name.
FamilySaga  8/25/2011
When I was a young girl in elementary school, I went to a play. One of the main actresses, after the play was over, was introduced. She was beautiful and elegant; her name was Mercedes. I always wanted to name my daughter that, this 20 years later I still want to. But, as an adult I have always drove a Mercedes so I am worried people would think I am naming my child after my possessions. So, unfortunately, I don't think I will get to name my daughter that.

I have also had people make references that the name Mercedes is a "stripper" name. And they associate it with the ghetto.

More reasons not to use it. But, I will always remember that beautifully elegant girl in that play named Mercedes.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2011
I really don't think this name can get over Mercedes Benz - the name might have come first, but the fact is that the first thing people think of when they hear this name is "like the car?". It probably doesn't help that some people do pick this name from the car manufacturer. It's a pity, really, because it sound quite charming.
nemui_10pm  3/3/2012
Mercedes Masohn is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2012
I think it's a beautiful Spanish name, but the car associations spoil everything.
Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
Haydée Mercedes Sosa (9 July 1935[1] – 4 October 2009), known as La Negra (literally: The Black One), was an Argentine singer who was popular throughout Latin America and many countries outside the continent. With her roots in Argentine folk music, Sosa became one of the preeminent exponents of nueva canción. She gave voice to songs written by both Brazilians and Cubans. She was best known as the "voice of the voiceless ones".
Sosa performed in venues such as the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Théâtre Mogador in Paris and the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as sell-out shows in New York's Carnegie Hall and the Roman Coliseum during her final decade of life. Her career spanned four decades and she was the recipient of several Grammy awards and nominations, including a posthumous Latin Grammy award for Best Folk Album. She served as an ambassador for UNICEF.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
María Mercedes Milá Mencos (born 4 April 1951) is a Spanish television presenter and journalist, most notable for her work on Spain's Telecinco's Gran Hermano, the Spanish version of the reality television series Big Brother.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Maria de las Mercedes of Orléans (24 June 1860 – 26 June 1878) was Queen of Spain as the first wife of King Alfonso XII. She was born in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of Antoine of Orléans, Duke of Montpensier and of Infanta Luisa Fernanda of Spain.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias (11 September 1880 – 17 October 1904), was the eldest daughter of King Alfonso XII of Spain and his second wife, Maria Christina of Austria. She was for all 24 years of her life, Princess of Asturias, the heiress presumptive to the Crown of Spain.
For a period from 25 November 1885 to 17 May 1886, she was the extant Head of the State of Spain. Had her younger sibling, unborn at the death of Alfonso XII, been a daughter, Mercedes would have become queen regnant of Spain. The sibling proved to be a boy, Alfonso XIII of Spain, and on his birth in 1886, Mercedes lost her latent queenship. She returned to the position of heiress presumptive of Spain, which she held until her own death, and was succeeded in it by her own infant son Alfonso, Alfonso XIII having not yet fathered a child.
Princess Mercedes married in Madrid on 14 February 1901, her second cousin, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, a nephew of the King of the then-defunct Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, who was elevated to the rank of Infante of Spain. The marriage was highly controversial due to the Prince's father ties with the Carlist. She died three years later from complication while giving birth to her third child.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes de Acosta (March 1, 1893 – May 9, 1968) was an American poet, playwright, and novelist. Four of de Acosta's plays were produced, and she published a novel and three volumes of poetry. She was professionally unsuccessful but is known for her many lesbian affairs with famous Broadway and Hollywood personalities and numerous friendships with prominent artists of the period.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Bresso (born 12 July 1944) is an Italian politician and former President of the Piedmont Region. She is a member of the Democratic Party (coming from Democrats of the Left). After her election as governor of Piedmont, she resigned from the office as Member of European Parliament. She is a Grand Officer of the Italian Republic. She is the first woman to serve as President of Piedmont.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercédès Adrienne Manuela Ramona Jellinek, called Mercédès (September 16, 1889 – February 23, 1929) was the daughter of Austrian automobile entrepreneur Emil Jellinek and his wife Rachel Goggmann Cenrobert. She was born in Vienna on September 16, 1889.
She is best known for her father having Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft's line of Mercedes cars named after her, beginning with the Mercedes 35 hp model of 1901. Also, at the 1902 Paris Automobile exhibition, her father hung a large picture of her.
Mercédès lived in Vienna, and was notorious for marrying twice scandalously.
She had a magnificent wedding in 1909 in Nice, on the Côte d'Azur, with Baron von Schlosser. The couple lived in Vienna until World War I, which ruined them. They had two children Elfriede (b. 1912) and Hans-Peter (b. 1916).
In 1918, Mercédès was begging for food in the streets. A little later, leaving her husband and her two children, she married Baron Rudolf von Weigl, a talented but poor sculptor. She played music and had a good soprano voice, but never shared her father's passion for automobiles. She died in Vienna from bone cancer in 1929, at the age of 39, and was buried in Vienna in the familial grave near her grandfather, the former chief rabbi of Vienna, Adolf Jellinek.

In 1926 the Daimler company merged with the Benz company. Although the company traded as Daimler-Benz it gave the name Mercedes-Benz to its cars to preserve the respected Mercedes marque.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Lackey (born June 24, 1950) is a American author of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Sherida Lander (born January 25, 1984) is the drummer and backing vocalist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Carlotta Mercedes McCambridge (March 16, 1916 – March 2, 2004) was an American actress of radio, stage, film, and television. Orson Welles called her "the world's greatest living radio actress."
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Alicia McNab (born March 14, 1980) is a Canadian-born actress perhaps best known for playing Harmony Kendall on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff Angel. She is also well known for her role as Amanda Buckman in the Addams Family films and as Misty in the horror films Hatchet and Hatchet 2.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Isabel Pérez Tigreros (born August 7, 1987 in Santa Marta, Magdalena) is a female weightlifter from Colombia. She won a gold medal at the 2008 Pan American Championships for her native South American country, and represented Colombia at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, PR China, finishing in ninth place in her weight division.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes J. Ruehl (born February 28, 1948) is an American theater, television, and film actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1992 for The Fisher King.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Noel "Tety" Sahores Rosauer (born September 24, 1974) is an Argentine ski mountaineer and mountain climber. She was the first Argentine woman, who climbed the summit of the Mount Everest, on May 19, 2009.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Yvette Scelba-Shorte, also known as Mercedes Yvette, (born August 24, 1981, in New Jersey), is an American fashion model and actress. She was a contestant and finalist on Cycle 2 of America's Next Top Model.
sweetbabe  12/22/2013
Mercedes Marten is the name of an NPC who appears in the game 'Dragon's Dogma'.
― Anonymous User  2/25/2014
I have a friend who goes by Mercede. When I first met her I thought her name was strange, but now that I'm used to it, the "s" seems kind of unnecessary.
Kathy D.  12/18/2014
My cousin has the name Mercedes. She shortens it to Mercy. I think it sounds cute despite people associating it with the car manufacturer.
Ume  8/11/2015
This is a beautiful name I get asked a lot about the car thing but I respond with "No, like the Spanish name." The car thing ruins it a bit though.
Mercedes_  8/26/2015
I've switched to using Mercedes, one of my middle names, from my first name almost two years ago. Long story, but it was a needed change personally. Yeah, I often get "like the car?" and some boyfriends' friends have had fun with it. But it's all good-natured and I don't really care. I've also probably gotten more compliments on it than anything else. Also, I love the nickname Cedes ("Sadies")!
― Anonymous User  3/11/2016
The name Mercedes was given to 236 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
This is my name.:D
Little story time : When I was in kindergarten everyone made a fool of me because of my name (because of this car-thing). In primary school it was a little bit more worse, they kind of mobbed me. I'm in high school now and sure, there are people that still pick on me but it was getting better because everyone was growing up and everything. And also it's childish. I mean, sometimes I really cried and cried just because I listened to this stupid kids that insulted me because of a freaking name.
It's just a name. I mean I had to "realize" that too, but it's really just a name.
By the way, you can have cool nicknames when you are named Mercedes, for example the people call me Merci, Mercy but there are more like : Meme, Cedes, Cede,...

So if your name is Mercedes, like mine, cheer up.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2016
Mercedes Trujillo Callealta, best known as Merche, is a Spanish singer. When she was a child, she acted in school plays and wished to be a singer, and received her first guitar as a gift at age six. She finished school, high school and university, and became a music teacher. At this time also sang in an orchestra named Bahia Azul, and worked as and direction assistant in Astilleros de Cádiz.
cutenose  1/15/2017
Mercedes Cabanillas Bustamante is a Peruvian Congresswoman of the Peruvian Aprista Party representing the Electoral District of Lima. Minister of Interior of Peru. Her parents were Armando Cabanillas Olaechea and Emma Bustamante, both members of the Peruvian Aprista Party. She entered the Party in 1961, exercising various offices such as member of the National Command of the Youth Wing Juventud Aprista Peruana, National Secretary of Women Affairs, and in 1982, the Political Action Committee of Women.
cutenose  1/29/2017
Mercedes Brignone was a Spanish-born Italian stage, film and television actress. She was the daughter of the actor Giuseppe Brignone. She often played divas, and appeared in numerous silent films for Milano Films during the 1910s. In later years she played largely supporting roles. She was the older sister of film director and actor Guido Brignone and the aunt of actress Lilla Brignone.
cutenose  1/29/2017
Mercedes was a name my mother was going to use for me. Thank god my father, and possibly others, had an "No way in hell" attitude towards it.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2017
Mercedes Kaestner-Varnado is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Sasha Banks. She previously wrestled on the independent circuit, most notably for Chaotic Wrestling, where she once held the Chaotic Wrestling Women's Championship. Between WWE and their developmental brand NXT, Banks has had four championship reigns – being a former NXT Women's Champion and a three-time Raw Women's Champion. Her match against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Respect on October 7, 2015 was the first women's match to ever headline a WWE event, the first women's Iron Man match, and the longest women's match in WWE history at the time with a length of 30 minutes. Their match was voted by Pro Wrestling Illustrated as the "Match of the Year", with Banks being voted as the "Woman of the Year" as well, while their NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn in August 2015 won the NXT Year-End Award for "Match of the Year".
cutenose  5/13/2017
You'd have to be pretty stupid to name your baby this these days.
StrattonO  5/17/2017
Stripper name.
Luvbug86  8/21/2017
I named my daughter Mercedes in 2012. I was initially going to name her Jeanniah Karen Santos, but then one of my friends sent me a picture of a beautiful red Mercedes from a car show that they went to and then I started thinking about how much I really love the name Mercedes! So I ended up naming her Mercedes Jeanniah Karen Santos because parts of the name have emotional value to them and also when she gets older she can choose to be called whichever name she wants. I will never regret giving her the name that I did. I am still to this day very proud of her beautiful name and if people want to make fun of her while she's growing up about the association with her name and the vehicle- she nor I will be offended because it is a beautiful luxury vehicle and my daughter is beautiful and elegant and gracious, just like the car!
Baby mercedes  11/12/2017
Mercedes Cortez is Tommy Vercetti's love interest in Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
rhysraphaeldt  1/9/2018
I might just call my daughter Mercedes.
First of all, Mercy would be a varient of my own name: Grace.
A man sent me (something special) that his daughter "made," her name was Mercedes and she died in a car accident at 18. The man sent the gift (expensive!) free to me, in memory of his daughter.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2018

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