Gender: Male Origin of Mercury: Roman mythological name

Mercury Origin and Meaning

The name Mercury is a boy's name of Latin origin.

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.

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April Ludgate Says:


I think of the planet.

April Ludgate Says:


It's better than Uranus.

Loveislife23 Says:


Despite it being a Roman mythological name, the first thing that came to my mind was Freddie Mercury, which is not a bad thing I guess :)

sarahdoodle Says:


Yes, I guess so, but I think someone using this name for a child would probably have in mind the Roman god rather than the element used in a mercury thermometer.

raevynstar Says:


Like the poisonous stuff inside thermometers?