Names That Mean Mercy

  1. Eir
    • Origin:

      Norse
    • Meaning:

      "peacefulness, mercy"
    • Description:

      So airy, it's almost not there.
  2. Anu
    • Origin:

      Finnish and Estonian diminutive of Anna, Sanskrit diminutive of Anuradha, Yoruba, Celtic
    • Meaning:

      "grace; causing success; mercy"
    • Description:

      A multicultural mini name with roots in three continents.
  3. Bethesda
    • Origin:

      Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "house of mercy"
    • Description:

      Unlike other place names, this one might be tied too tightly to a single locale -- the Maryland suburb of D. C. -- to work as a first name.
  4. Clem
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "mercy"
    • Description:

      Once a cowboyish old man name, Clem is now more commonly heard as a nickname for the fashionable Clementine, meaning "merciful one". Clemency, Clemence and Clementia are other possible long forms.
  5. Balia
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "to be at the mercy of"
    • Description:

      A unique cousin to Talia.
  6. Rehmat
    • Origin:

      Urdu from Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "mercy"
    • Description:

      A virtuous choice with connections to Islam, Rehmat is strong and beautiful. Popular in New Zealand and in the UK, Rehmat is a fast rising name, jumping 423 places up the charts in 2022.
  7. Kirpa
    • Origin:

      Indian, Punjabi, Urdu
    • Meaning:

      "blessing, mercy"
    • Description:

      A cool and uncommon unisex Indian name.
  8. Faver
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "help, mercy"
    • Description:

      Not all names that end in -er were originally occupational. This one, for instance, is a surname name that derives from the Old French for "help" or "mercy."
  9. Merci
    • Origin:

      French
    • Meaning:

      "thank you, mercy"
    • Description:

      The French word for "thank you" is rising as a girl's name in the US, along with the English Mercy — which recently re-entered the Top 1000 in 2013 after over 100 years of hiatus.
  10. Tregereth
    • Origin:

      Cornish
    • Meaning:

      "mercy"
    • Description:

      Tregereth is a Cornish word for "mercy," now used as a baby girl name in the English county of Cornwall. It's unlikely to become popular outside of its place of origin, but we appreciate Tregereth its bouncy rhythm and one-of-a-kind status.
  11. Kirpa
    • Origin:

      Indian, Punjabi, Urdu
    • Meaning:

      "blessing, mercy"
    • Description:

      A cool and uncommon unisex Indian name.