Mercer: baby boy name meaning and popularity


A French occupational surname derived from "mercier," meaning merchant - specifically, one who traded textiles. So if your little Mercer comes home from school having traded coats with a friend, don't get too mad - he's just living up to the meaning of his name.



Famous people named Mercer:

Children's author Mercer Mayer; poet James Mercer Langston Hughes.

Fun fact:

Perhaps your little Mercer will attend Mercer University - and then go on to use that degree and get hired at Mercer, the world's largest HR consulting firm.

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