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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From Spanish Mercedes. The car was named for Mercedes Jellinek, the daughter of Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek who ordered 36 cars from Gottlieb Daimler.

  1. A female given name occasionally borrowed from Spanish.
  2. Short form of Mercedes-Benz. A car manufactured by Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Mercedes

Mercedes Ruehl is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1976. Mercedes was given the name Mercedes J. Ruehl on February 28th, 1948 in Queens, New York, United States.

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Mercedes Mason is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Mercedes was given the name Mercedes Masöhn in Linköping. Mercedes is also known as Masöhn and Mercedes (birth name).

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Mercedes McCambridge was an actress. She was most prominent from 1949 to present. Mercedes was given the name Carlotta Mercedes Agnes McCambridge on March 16th, 1916 in Joliet, Illinois, U.S. She breathed her last breath on March 2nd, 2004.

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Mercedes McNab is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1991. Mercedes was given the name Mercedes Alicia McNab on March 14th, 1980 in Vancouver.

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Mercedes de Acosta was a poet, novelist, and playwright. Mercedes was born on March 1st, 1893 in New York City. She died on May 9th, 1968.

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Mercedes Sosa was a folk music and nueva canción singing and activism. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1950 to 2009. Mercedes was given the name Haydée Mercedes Sosa on July 9th, 1935 in San Miguel de Tucumán. She breathed her last breath on October 4th, 2009.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Mercedes

Mercedes is a hip hop music, southern hip hop, rhythm, blues, and hip hop soul rapping and singing. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1997 to 2000. Mercedes was given the name Raquel Miller in 1978.

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Gabriel was born on November 12th, 1979 in Monte Plata.

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Franck was born in 1972 in Masaya. Franck is also known as FdlM.

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José Mercedes is a baseball player. José was born on March 3rd, 1971 in El Seibo (city).

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Scarlett Santana is a hip hop music, pop music, urban contemporary, dance music, electronica, contemporary classical music, and latin music (genre) singing, songwriter, spoken word, poet, rapping, dance, and actor. She was most prominent from 2004 to present. Scarlett was given the name Jasmine Mercedes on May 31st, 1988 in Newark, New Jersey. Scarlett is also known as Jasmine Mercedes.

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Melvin Mercedes is a baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. Melvin was born on November 2nd, 1990 in El Seibo Province.

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How popular is the baby name Mercedes in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 7 7 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 10 10 0
1888 9 9 0
1889 13 13 0
1890 14 14 0
1891 18 18 0
1892 17 17 0
1893 14 14 0
1894 25 25 0
1895 27 27 0
1896 26 26 0
1897 17 17 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 35 35 0
1900 49 49 0
1901 25 25 0
1902 44 44 0
1903 33 33 0
1904 62 62 0
1905 60 60 0
1906 52 52 0
1907 68 68 0
1908 64 64 0
1909 73 73 0
1910 82 82 0
1911 92 92 0
1912 122 122 0
1913 131 131 0
1914 167 167 0
1915 232 232 0
1916 227 227 0
1917 259 253 6
1918 236 236 0
1919 225 225 0
1920 323 318 5
1921 299 299 0
1922 240 240 0
1923 282 275 7
1924 330 320 10
1925 304 295 9
1926 273 273 0
1927 299 291 8
1928 258 252 6
1929 275 266 9
1930 234 234 0
1931 220 212 8
1932 191 186 5
1933 182 176 6
1934 168 168 0
1935 181 175 6
1936 163 163 0
1937 203 197 6
1938 177 177 0
1939 170 170 0
1940 135 135 0
1941 120 120 0
1942 120 120 0
1943 134 134 0
1944 124 124 0
1945 156 156 0
1946 149 149 0
1947 146 146 0
1948 136 136 0
1949 148 148 0
1950 179 179 0
1951 187 187 0
1952 158 158 0
1953 159 159 0
1954 183 183 0
1955 160 160 0
1956 188 188 0
1957 167 167 0
1958 184 184 0
1959 181 176 5
1960 166 166 0
1961 181 181 0
1962 180 180 0
1963 184 184 0
1964 173 173 0
1965 168 168 0
1966 158 158 0
1967 164 164 0
1968 157 157 0
1969 167 167 0
1970 201 201 0
1971 191 191 0
1972 189 189 0
1973 172 167 5
1974 174 169 5
1975 219 211 8
1976 215 203 12
1977 209 209 0
1978 219 219 0
1979 228 223 5
1980 259 248 11
1981 263 253 10
1982 312 305 7
1983 319 310 9
1984 305 294 11
1985 367 358 9
1986 404 385 19
1987 445 427 18
1988 635 608 27
1989 1,244 1,219 25
1990 1,673 1,654 19
1991 1,807 1,797 10
1992 1,743 1,730 13
1993 1,792 1,777 15
1994 1,577 1,571 6
1995 1,544 1,544 0
1996 1,397 1,390 7
1997 1,244 1,244 0
1998 1,382 1,376 6
1999 1,216 1,207 9
2000 1,134 1,134 0
2001 1,098 1,098 0
2002 1,068 1,068 0
2003 948 948 0
2004 959 952 7
2005 817 817 0
2006 727 727 0
2007 664 664 0
2008 580 580 0
2009 456 456 0
2010 433 433 0
2011 363 363 0
2012 398 398 0
2013 299 299 0
2014 269 269 0
2015 242 242 0
2016 252 252 0
2017 239 239 0

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Popularity of Mercedes as a first name

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Popularity of Mercedes as a last name

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Common last names for Mercedes

  • Rodriguez
  • Martinez
  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Rivera
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Diaz
  • Fernandez
  • Ramirez
  • Morales
  • Santiago
  • Smith
  • Ortiz
  • Gomez
  • Cruz

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Mercedes U.S.
  White 2.97% 64.26%
  African American 2.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.35% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 94.22% 16.26%

Of Last Name Mercedes

People with the last name Mercedes are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Mercedes

  • How Popular is the name Mercedes? Mercedes is the 1,068th most popular name of all time. As a last name Mercedes was the 7,767th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Mercedes have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 45,078 babies born with the first name Mercedes in the United States. That's more than enough people named Mercedes to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Mercedes? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Mercedes first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Mercedes is Friday, September 23rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Mercedes born? The highest recorded use of the first name Mercedes was in 1991 with a total of 1,797 babies. That's a lot of babies named Mercedes!
  • Random Mercedes Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Mercedes ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 9 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Mercedes: Your name in reverse order is Sedecrem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Csreeedm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Mercedes? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,272 people with the last name Mercedes.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Mercedes? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Mercedes as their last name.

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