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

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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Pop Culture References for the name Clemency

A male antagonist in "Life of a teenage body-snatcher" by Doug Macleod
Clemency Newcome, maid to Dr Jeddler in Dickens's "The Battle of Life" (1846)
Clemecy 'Clemmy' Short, character in "The Dragonfly Pool" by Eva Ibbotson

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