Name: Mercedes

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mercedes

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    (mehr SAY dess)
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    Itself (Mercedes)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mercedes

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    English and Spanish speaking countries
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    Spanish name associated with the cult of the Virgin Mary, from the liturgical title "Maria de las Mercedes" (Mary of the 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'.

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