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Gender: F Meaning of Clementine: "mild, merciful" Origin of Clementine: French feminine version of Clement, Latin Clementine's Popularity in 2015: #819

Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that has finally broken back into the US Top 1000 after more than half a century off the list. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than you might guess in your neighborhood -- it may be a name that raises Mom's eyebrows, but it won't surprise your friends.

If "Oh, My Darlin'" still rings too loudly in your ears, consider pronouncing Clementine as Clementeen -- or even using Clementina, which rhymes with Christina. Stylish Claudia Schiffer chose Clementine for her daughter, as did Ethan Hawke and Rachel Griffiths, and Kate Winslet played one in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And for a kid reference--there's a Muppet named Clementine.

A female variation of the even-more-unusual Clement, Clementine's meaning suggests peace and happiness, a lovely image. Other girls' names with similar meanings: Beatrice, Felicity, Hilary, Arcadia, Irina, and Mercy.

Clementine is currently just outside the Top 100 in France.

Famous People Named Clementine

Clementine Ogilvy Hozier Churchill, wife of Winston Churchill
Clementine, Princess of Orleans (Marie Clementine Leopoldine Caroline Clotilde)
Clémentine Albertine Marie Léopoldine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Napoléon Victor Bonaparte aka Napoleon V
Clementine Shepherd Ford, American actress, daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd
Clémentine Célarié, French actress and singer
Clementine Nzuji, African poet
Clementine Hunter, American folk artist
Clementine Stoney, Australian swimmer
Clementine Paddleford, American food writer
Daisy Clementine Smith, American model
Clementine Jane (b. 2008), daughter of actor Ethan Hawke
Clementine Grace (b. 2009), daughter of actress Rachel Griffiths
Clementine de Vere Drummond Vaughn (b. 2004), Daughter of model Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn
Sasha Clementine Dessen (b. 2007), daughter of novelist Sarah Dessen
Pearl Clementine Osbourne (b. 2012), daughter of TV personality Jack Osbourne

Pop Culture References for the name Clementine

Clementine Ford, daughter of James "Sawyer" Ford on TV's "Lost"
Clementine Kruczynski, main character in film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Clementine Williams, main character in "Unbreak My Heart" by Melissa C. Walker
Clementine Johnson, character on TV's "Reno 911!"
Clementine, character in video game "The Walking Dead"
Clementine, main character of the Clementine book series by Sara Pennypacker
Clementine, character on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Clementine, Muppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Jane Clementine Rizzoli, main character in book and TV series "Rizzoli and Isles"
"Oh My Darling, Clementine," folk song
"Clementine," song by Sarah Jaffe ("I wish my name was Clementine")
A clementine is a small orange citrus fruit.

Clemencie, Clem, Clementya, Clemmy, Clementyn, Clementyna, Clemency, Clemencia, Clemette, Klementina, Clemmie

Clementine's International Variations

Clementina, Clementia (Spanish) Clémence (French) Klementyna, Clemenza (Polish)