Mercy

Mercy - A very unique female name



  Nov 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mercy, meaning compassion, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1475. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mercy and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mercy? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Mercy. The baby girl name Mercy was given to 190 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1038 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 7,438 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mercy peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 880.



Famous with this name

Mercy Isoyip
Mercy Haystead
Mercy Malick


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Mercy is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mercy is currently topping the baby name charts in Nebraska at position #441 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,449.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Mercy is where you live.


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Mercy origin and meaning

Mercy is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means compassion. To see famous people named Mercy, pop culture references for the name Mercy and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mercy

We've found the following names that sound similar to Mercy, sorted by popularity.

Marcia / Marissa / Marsha / Margie / Marisa / Margo / Marcy / Marcie / Marci / Maryjo /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121038
20111038
20101265
20091332
20081509
20071473
20061582
20051381
20041349
20031390
20021933
20011672
20001682
19991921
19981851
19971612
19961798
19951887
19942028
19932339
19922140
19912007
19902175
19892251
19882129
19872245
19861899
19851855
19842288
19831830
19822062
19811914
19801687
19791637
19782046
19771583
19761991
19751334
19741309
19731465
19721442
19711669
19701524
19691426
19681797
19671594
19661678
19651640
19641441
19631302
19621673
19611628
19601296
19591307
19581207
19571388
19561395
19551123
19541045
19531203
19521241
19511196
19501234
19491644
19481189
19471180
19461025
19451014
19441039
19431108
1942984
19411054
19401090
1939897
19381301
1937901
19361002
19351043
1934880
19331233
19321075
19311150
19301172
1929884
1928911
19271083
19261093
19251294
19241234
19231368
19221364
19211265
19201297
19191334
19181645
19161438
19141475

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nebraska441
Kansas482
Maryland559
Minnesota573
Missouri695
Indiana700
South Carolina729
Alabama751
Oklahoma788
Georgia861
Ohio901
Texas955
Virginia970
Colorado982
Arizona1054
Florida1095
Washington1190
Tennessee1194
California1279
Michigan1341
New York1449

Even more about Mercy


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Mercy a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Mercy?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mercy
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 7,438
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1914
2012 births +190

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