French feminine version of Clement, Latin
"mild, merciful"

Clementine Origin and Meaning

The name Clementine is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "mild, merciful".

Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that broke back into the US Top 1000 in 2014 after more than half a century off the list.

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

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.

Kate Winslet played a character named Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And for a kid reference—there's a Muppet named Clementine.

# 543 in the US

Clementine Rank in US Top 1000

# 28 on Nameberry

Clementine Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Clementine Popularity

Famous People Named Clementine

  • Clementine Ogilvy Hozier Churchillwife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
  • (Marie) Clementine Leopoldine Caroline ClotildePrincess of Orleans
  • Clémentine Albertine Marie LéopoldinePrincess of Belgium, wife of Napoléon Victor Bonaparte aka Napoleon V
  • Clementine Shepherd FordAmerican actress, daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd
  • Clémentine CélariéFrench actress and singer
  • Clémentine Faik NzujiCongolese poet
  • Clementine HunterAmerican folk artist
  • Clementine StoneyAustralian swimmer
  • Clementine PaddlefordAmerican food writer
  • Clémentine AutainFrench politician
  • Clementine Dinah Bullockbirth name of Cleo Laine, English jazz singer
  • Clementine Silvia Hambro (b. 1976)great,granddaughter of Winston Churchill
  • Clementyne Rose "Tyne" O'ConnellEnglish novelist
  • MarieClementine Bagration, illegitimate daughter of Prince Klemens von Metternich with Princess Catherine Bagration
  • Clementine de Vere Drummond Vaughn (b. 2004)daughter of model Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn
  • Clementine Jane Hawke (b. 2008)daughter of actor Ethan Hawke
  • Clementine Grace Taylor (b. 2009)daughter of actress Rachel Griffiths
  • Clementine Shorten (b. 2009)daughter of Australian politician Bill Shorten
  • Clementine Mae Walton (b. 2012)daughter of Lilly McDowell Walton; granddaughter of actor Malcolm McDowell
  • Clementine Lidsky (b. 2015)daughter of actor and businessman Isaac Lidsky

Clementine in Pop Culture

  • Clementinemain character in the 4 part video game series "The Walking Dead Video Game" in seasons 1,4
  • Clementine Forddaughter of James "Sawyer" Ford on TV's "Lost"
  • Clementine Kruczynskimain character in film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
  • Clementine Williamsmain character in "Unbreak My Heart" by Melissa C. Walker
  • Clementine Johnsoncharacter on TV's "Reno 911!"
  • Clementine Deancharacter on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
  • Clementine Trumancharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Clementinemain character of the Clementine book series by Sara Pennypacker
  • Clementinecharacter on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
  • ClementineMuppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
  • "Oh My DarlingClementine," folk song
  • "Clementine"song by Halsey
  • "Clementine" song by Sarah Jaffe ("I wish my name was Clementine")
  • Clementine Pennyfeathercharacter on HBO's Westworld
  • Clementine Lewischaracter on CBS' "Zoo"
  • A clementine is a small orange citrus fruit.
  • Clementine Hailmain character in the ebook "Hailstorm" by Relina Skye
  • ClementineCaillou's friend on Treehouse TV's "Caillou"

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