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About Mercedes’ is named after Mercedes Jellinek, the daughter of Emil Jellinek

The luxury automobile company adopted its melodious Spanish name from Mercedes Jellinek.

Around 120 years ago, Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft chose this name after encountering the 11-year-old daughter of Austrian businessman Emil Jellinek. Emil Jellinek was involved in trading Daimler vehicles and registering them for racing purposes.

The company name transitioned to Mercedes-Benz in June of 1926 following the merger between Daimler and Benz companies.

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