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Name Mercedes

Origin: From a Latin word for mercy, grace

Gender: female

Languages of use: German, English, Spanish

Asteroid: 1136 Mercedes, discovered 1929

US 2015 rank: not in the Top 1000

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Mercedes is a member of the name group Mercedes:

Language of origin: Latin


from the name of a religious holiday Maria de mercede redemptionis captivorum (with an English translation of Mary of the mercy to redeem captives or similar)

later there also was a Spanish title of Mary Maria de las Mercedes (Mary of Mercies)

used as a substitute for the name Maria which was sometimes shunned out of strong religious respect

Words: merced = the mercy, the grace  Latin

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