US Popularity:2632
Origin:Spanish
Meaning:Wage, reward
As a feminine name, Mercedes reveals a more humble, charitable nature than the luxury lifestyle it so often inspires. Born from the Latin merces, meaning "wage" or "reward," Mercedes encompasses benevolence, kindness, and compassion. It's rooted in the Spanish María de las Mercedes—Our Lady of Mercies—and pays homage to the Virgin Mary's ties to divine mercy. Often depicted in Christian art as a formidable figure shielding worshipers beneath an outspread cloak, the Virgin of Mercy represents unconditional love, protection, and empathy. For Mercedes, such admirable qualities may prove to be the rarest gifts of all.

Mercedes Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mercedes is currently #1399 on The Bump
Girl:Mercedes is currently #642 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mercedes is currently #2632 in U.S. births
Girl:Mercedes is currently #1026 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2023
#2632
in 2023
- 306
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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