Name: Mercia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Mercia

  • Meaning:
    Border people
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (mur SEE a)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Mercia)
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Miscellaneous Info for Mercia

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Mercia is derived from the Old English "mierce" meaning "border people".
    Mercia was one of the kingdoms of the Anglo-Saxon heptarchy, centred on the valley of the River Trent and its tributaries in what is now the Midlands of England.

    It has been used as a first name since the beginning of the 20th century, mainly in Britain. Some parents may have seen it as a 'Latinized' form of Mercy.

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