Mercedes

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Spanish name

From the liturgical title Maria de las Mercedes (literally Maria of Mercies, in English Our Lady of Ransom). Latin mercēdes originally meant 'wages', 'ransom' [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Mercedes
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Mercy
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Mersedes
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Faroese Finish Swedish

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Mercedes
Genitive: Mercedes'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Mercedes
Genitive: Mercedeksen
Partitive: Mercedestä
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Mercedes
Genitive: Mercedes'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Mercedes
Genitive: Mercedes' / Mercedes

Further Information

In Christian theology, Christ's sacrifice is regarded as a 'ransom for the sins of mankind', and hence an 'act of ransom' was seen as identical with an 'act of mercy' [1]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[4]
263 1644 263 1639 0 5
Finland Finland[5]
n.a.
361
n.a.
361 0 0
Denmark Denmark[6]
170
n.a.
170
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
63
n.a.
63
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[8]
2 4
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[9]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Mercedes (f) Sources: [4][6][7][5]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. 5.0 5.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  6. 6.0 6.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. 7.0 7.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/