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Mercedes

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Spanish
"gracious gifts, benefits"

Mercedes Origin and Meaning

The name Mercedes is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "gracious gifts, benefits".
Mercedes is one of the few names attached to luxury living that we can wholeheartedly recommend, it being a legitimate Spanish appellation stemming from one of the epithets given to the Virgin Mary--Santa Maria de las Mercedes, or Our Lady of the Mercies. The car, by the way was named after the eleven-year-old daughter of the Daimler company's French distributor in 1901.

Always well used in the Spanish-speaking community, Mercedes had a sudden spurt of overall popularity in the 1990's, moving as high as Number 164 in 1991.

Mercedes has been widely used in a variety of art forms--from the opera Carmen to Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo to the film Pan's Labyrinth to the TV show Glee.
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Mercedes Popularity

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Lists containing Mercedes

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Famous People Named Mercedes

  • Mercedes of Orléans (born María de las Mercedes Isabel Francisca de Asís Antonia Luisa Fernanda de Orléans y Borbón)Queen consort of Alfonso XII of Spain
  • (María de las) Mercedes Isabel Teresa Cristina Alfonsa de Borbón y HabsburgoLorena, Princess of Asturias; daughter of Alfonso XII of Spain
  • María de las Mercedes Cristina Genara Isabel Luisa Carolina Victoria y Todos los Santos de BorbónDos Sicilias y Orléans, Princess of Spain; Countess of Barcelona; mother of King Juan Carlos I
  • María de las Mercedes de Baviera y BorbónInfanta of Spain and Princess of Bavaria
  • Mercedes SosaArgentine political activist, singer and songwriter
  • Mercedes María PazArgentine tennis player
  • Mercedes Ritchie LackeyAmerican fantasy novelist
  • Mercedes RuehlAmerican actress
  • Mercedes MasohnAmerican actress
  • Mercedes McNabAmerican actress
  • Mercedes BassAmerican socialite
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  • Mercedes KaestnerVarnado aka Sasha Banks, American pro wrestler
  • Mercedes Carrera (b. 1982) American Model
  • Mercedes Terrell (b. 1984) American Model
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Mercedes in Pop Culture

  • Mercedes Athena "Mercy" Thompsonmain character in Patricia Briggs books
  • Mercedes Jonescharacter on TV's "Glee'
  • Mercedes "Mercy" Gravescharacter in DC Universe
  • Mercedesthe compassionate housekeeper in the Spanish fantasy film "Pan's Labyrinth"
  • Mercedes Maria Theresa Immaculata McQueencharacter on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Mercedescharacter in Ann,Marie MacDonald's "Fall on Your Knees"
  • Mercedes Mondego nee Iguanadacharacter in "The Count of Monte Cristo"
  • Mercedes CortezLove interest in "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City"
  • Mercedes Castillocharacter in telenovela "Destinos"
  • Mercedescharacter on TV's "South Park"
  • MercedesBenz, luxury car
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  • Mercedescharacter in the 2019 Film "Hustlers" played by Keke Palmer
  • Mercedesa character in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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