Today, a silver circle with a Three-Pointed Star in the center is now recognized as the Mercedes-Benz logo. While the logo meaning was rooted in family, it now has come to represent the strength and prevalence of Daimler engines on the land, on the sea, and in the air.
After seven years, Mercedes decided to add the iconic and world-known logo of the three-pointed star. The year 1909 saw the creation of the famous symbol, which continued to grace the car industry from that day to this. Gottlieb Daimler created the logo when he wrote his wife a postcard and drew the first crude design.
After the merger, the star and laurel wreath were combined into one logo. Over time, the color of the Three-Pointed Star changed from gold to white to silver, but it always carried one meaning: the dominance of Daimler engines on land, sea, and in the air.
Mercedes is a Spanish feminine given name, derived from María de las Mercedes ("Our Lady of Mercy" or "Mary of Mercies"), which is one of the Roman Catholic titles of the Virgin Mary.
As of July 2021 Mercedes-Benz is number 2 only to Toyota as far as brand value.