"Roman messenger god"

Mercury Origin and Meaning

The name Mercury is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "Roman messenger god".

Adventurous parents are starting to look back to names of ancient gods like Mercury, Zeus, and Apollo. This one is also a planet and a metallic element, and has a friendly nickname, Merc. The Roman god Mercury, which derives from the Latin words for trade or wages, is the patron of tradesmen and travelers and the fastest-moving planet in the solar system. Mercury is the planet associated with the sign of Virgo, so this is one of the prime names for Virgo babies.

Music lovers will also appreciate the connection to the legendary Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh Bulsara.

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Famous People Named Mercury

  • Freddie Mercuryoriginal lead singer of Queen

Mercury in Pop Culture

  • Mercurymain character in the book "Quicksilver" by Stephanie Spinner
  • Name of Sir Leicester Dedlock's footman in "Bleak House" (1853) by Charles Dickens
  • Mercury is sent by Jove to purge the courtiers in the play "Cynthia's Revels" (1601) by Ben Jonson
  • mercuryan element
  • Mercuryplanet and Roman messenger god in Roman mythology
  • Mercury Blackantagonist voiced by J.J. Castillo in anime web series "RWBY"

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