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

Clemency Origin and Meaning

The name Clemency is a girl's name of English origin meaning "mild, merciful".

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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paulapuddephatt Says:


Totally love this, so much nicer than Clementine

katinka Says:


Striking, classy and beautiful. This feels a lot less in-your-face and more grown-up than Clementine, but you still get to use the adorable nickname Clem.

Impwood Says:


This actually sounds like the meaning suggests, mild and merciful. Also, if you want to use the meaning as a nickname, it comes more easily to Clemency than it does to Clementine. (Clemency > Mency > Mercy.)

RoddyThlayli Says:


First came across it in a Doctor Who episode--fell in love. It ages super well, has cute nicknames, a nice meaning--perfect!

FantasyandPrayer Says:


A beautiful middle name choice, love it.

Catastroffy Says:


This really does sound softer -- more mild and merciful -- than Clementine. I like it as a middle name.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I much prefer this to Clementine.

basilietea Says:


I love this name.