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Gender: Female Pronunciation: CLAY-mahnz Meaning of Clemence: "mild, merciful" Origin of Clemence: French feminine variation of Clement

The name Clemence is a girl's name of French origin meaning "mild, merciful". Clemence and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Drop 2 Add 1 pick a fave that can't be dropped".

From the experts:

Calm, composed, and chic.

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Famous People Named Clemence

Clemence of Austria, wife of Charles Martel of Anjou
Clemence of Barking, Anglo-Norman nun who wrote a hagiography of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Clémence Poesy, French actress and model
Clemence Dane, pen name of Winifred Ashton, English novelist and playwright
Clemence Annie Housman, American novelist and suffragist
Clémence Royer, French scholar and translator
Clémence de Grandval (born Marie Félicie Clémence de Reiset), French Romantic composer
Clémence DesRochers, Canadian actress
Clémence Saint-Preux, French pop singer
Clémence Calvin, French runner
Clémence Grimal, French snowboarder

Pop Culture References for the name Clemence



denn81 Says:


Love this name. I'm a francophone in America, but I don't think I want my child to have to explain how to pronounce Clémence every time, and the American pronunciation is too boyish for me. Maybe as a middle really is beautiful.

EvaThyssen Says:


Clémence. So pretty with the accent.

rgp19 Says:


I love the name Clemence. Its seems so elegant and sophisticated, and I love the meaning. Unfortunately, I live in America, where the pronunciation would be butchered.

Catastroffy Says:


The listed pronunciation is incorrect. With an accented E it would be "climonsse".

enjc2802 Says:


This is my last name. I never realized it could be a first name to.

Guest Says:


GORGEOUS with the French accent! 😍

Denise Says:


I love this name. It's so beautiful! I'm a french speaker, but I live in the US...I just don't think this name can be worn well here in the States. The English pronunciation doesn't do it justice. :(

SofiaCapricorn87 Says:


This is one of my favorite guilty pleasure names. It's just so...elegant and cool at the same time.