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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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the drummer and backing vocalist for the Canadian alternative metal group Kittie. Her sister, Morgan Lander, also sings and plays guitar for Kittie. Other than Morgan she is the only other original member of Kittie.She was also the leading vocals for a small Canadian project band called "Night of the Demons". They were considered "Hardcore" and focused on horror themed lyrics. They only released one E.P. as of date.