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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
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was a popular Spanish soprano who later became a successful teacher of singing in Milan. Among her most illustrious pupils were Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat CaballÃ©, Fiorenza Cossotto, Ivo Vinco, Alfredo Kraus, Francisco Kraus, Anna Moffo, Renata Scotto and Elena Souliotis.She appeared at the world premiere of Wolf-Ferrari's opera Sly, at the Teatro alla Scala, in 1927, with the great Italian tenor Aureliano Pertile.