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Gender: F Meaning of Clemency: "mild, merciful" Origin of Clemency: English feminine variation of Clement, Latin

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One of the rarest of virtue names, Clemency could come back along with the more familiar Puritan virtue names such as Hope and Faith. It has a rhythmic three-syllable sound, and offers a more virtuous alternative to the more popular Clementine.

Clemence is the medieval French form, also heard occasionally in the UK. Writer Clemence Dane was born Winifred Ashton.

Clemmie makes a cute nickname.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Clemency

A male antagonist in "Life of a teenage body-snatcher" by Doug Macleod
Clemency Newcome, maid to Dr Jeddler in Dickens's "The Battle of Life" (1846)
Clemecy 'Clemmy' Short, character in "The Dragonfly Pool" by Eva Ibbotson

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