French occupational name
"a merchant"

Mercer Origin and Meaning

The name Mercer is a boy's name of French origin meaning "a merchant".

Mercer is an attractive possibility which is an occupational name that doesn't sound like one. Mercer and its cool, sophisticated short form Merce project a super creative image via their artistic namesakes.

Johnny Mercer was a talented and charming songwriter-singer who wrote the lyrics for more than 1,500 songs, including Moon River. Jazz great Duke Ellington named his son Mercer, and he in turn became a respected musician in his own right. Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland used Mercer as the middle name of his son Noah.

In the visual arts, Mercer Mayer is a prolific children's book writer and illustrator.

The short form Merce is associated with avant garde dancer/choreographer Merce Cunningham, born Mercier, whose name still resonates with an aura of bold originality.

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Famous People Named Mercer

  • James Mercerlead singer and guitarist of The Shins
  • Mercer MayerAmerican children's author
  • James Mercer Langston HughesAmerican poet
  • Jordy MercerAmerican baseball player
  • Mercer Ellis Singletary (b. 2010)son of Daryle Singletary & Holly Mercer
  • Matthew Mercervoice actor

Mercer in Pop Culture

  • Alex and Dana Mercerfrom the game "Prototype"
  • The Mercer Hotela luxury hotel in New York City
  • The Mercer Brothers: BobbyJeremiah, Angel, and Jack, adopted sons of Evelyn Mercer in the movie "Four Brothers"
  • Mercer Freycharacter in the video game "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
  • Sam Mercercharacter in "The Year of the Rat"
  • Mercer Hayescharacter on TV's "Veronica Mars"
  • Mercer StreetManhattan, New York

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