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Etymology 1[edit]

From mercy in the 17th century; one of the less common Puritan virtue names.

  • In modern use sometimes used to anglicize Spanish Mercedes.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A female given name from English.
    • 1842 December – 1844 July, Charles Dickens, “2]”, in The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1844, OCLC 977517776:
      Mr Pecksniff was a moral man — a grave man, a man of noble sentiments and speech — and he had had her christened Mercy. Mercy! oh, what a charming name for such a pure–souled Being as the youngest Miss Pecksniff! Her sister’s name was Charity. There was a good thing! Mercy and Charity!
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French Mercy.

Proper noun[edit]

Mercy (plural Mercys)

  1. A surname from French.
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Mercy is the 38484th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 575 individuals. Mercy is most common among White (55.48%) and Black/African American (39.83%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]



Borrowed from English Mercy.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. a female given name from English