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”.
was an influential poet whose work dealt with the everyday struggles of the common Puerto Rican.Negron Muñoz, influenced by her family's love of literature, developed a love for poetry because it was the form of art which permitted her to freely express herself. In 1937, she published one of her most renowned poems, "Arras de Cristal" (Cracked Glass) under the name "Clara Lair", her assumed pseudonym. She soon gained recognition as one of the great poets of Latin America.
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Mercedes Name also appears in following Origin(s): Latin-American-Spanish
Baby girl name meaning Mercy in German. Mercedes also named in American, Spanish, Australian, Chinese, Danish for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Mercedes. What does the name Mercedes mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Mercedes. History of name and famous personality with Mercedes will help to update our database and other website users.
was a popular Spanish soprano who later became a successful teacher of singing in Milan. Among her most illustrious pupils were Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, 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.
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