Gender Feminine
Usage Spanish
Pronounced Pron. mehr-THEH-dhehs(European Spanish) mehr-SEH-dhehs(Latin American Spanish) mər-SAY-deez(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "mercies" (that is, the plural of mercy), from the Spanish title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, meaning "Our Lady of Mercies". It is ultimately from the Latin word merces meaning "wages, reward", which in Vulgar Latin acquired the meaning "favour, pity" [1].

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMercè(Catalan) Mercédesz(Hungarian)
User SubmissionsMercédès, Mercédes, Mercedès


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   urban   strong   refined   strange   complex  

Name Days

Spain: September 24


Sources & References

  1. Online Etymology Dictionary, entry mercy, available from
Entry updated June 9, 2023