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The girl's name Mercedes is of Spanish origin, and its meaning is "mercies". It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, MarÃa de las Mercedes, meaning "Mary of Mercies; Our Lady of Ransom".
Latin 'mercedes' originally meant 'wages' or 'ransom'.
In Christian theology, Christ's sacrifice is regarded as a 'ransom for the sins of mankind', hence an 'act of ransom' was seen as identical with an 'act of mercy'.
Name is derived from the Spanish merced, which means “mercy”.
Mercedes Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin-American-Spanish
Famous Name Mercedes
a Spanish singer-songwriter, active since 1983.Influenced by the Doors, Bob Dylan or David Bowie, she took part in several French musical bands until she went back to Madrid in 1984, during la movida madrileÃ±a. She met Carlos Torero and more musicians and they created the group La llave, which wan VIII trofeo rock Villa de Madrid in 1985 and was a support band of The Cure.She started later a solo career during which she has met Yoko Ono or Nacho Cano, who was the writer of the famous song Vivimos siempre juntos (We Lived Always Together). At the early 1990s she lived in New York and went back to Madrid in 1993. She has participated in several artistic events, like a tribute to John Lennon or a concert for the victims of 11 March 2004 Madrid train bombings.