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Gender: M Meaning of Clement: "mild, merciful" Origin of Clement: Latin

Clement, the name of fourteen popes and several saints, has a pleasantly, positive, slightly antiquated feel, like the phrase "clement weather."

Clement C. Moore wrote the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," Clement Attlee was a prominent post-World War II British Prime Minister, and Clement Greenberg was the art critic who promoted Abstract Expressionism.

The hero of Thomas Hardy's The Return of the Native is Clement Yeobright, known as Clym rather than the usual Clem.

Famous People Named Clement

Clement Hurd, illustrator of "Goodnight Moon"
Clement of Alexandria, Church Father and saint
Clement of Dunblane, 13th-century Franciscan friar
Clement of Ireland, Irish saint
Clement of Metz, Bishop of Metz and saint in 4th century
Clement of Ohrid, Eastern Orthodox saint
Clement Richard Attlee, British politician
Clement Chabernaud, French male model
Clement Chang, Canadian-Hong Kong film director
Clement Chantome, French footballer
Clement Cruttwell, English cartographer
Clement Freud, German politician, writer, and comedian
Clement Greenberg, American art critic
Clement Haynsworth, American judge
Clement Marot, French poet
Clement Clark Moore, American poet and author
Clement Rodier, French missionary in Algeria (namesake of the fruit)
Adolph Clement-Bayard, French industrialist
Archie Clement, pro-Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War
Coralie Clement, French singer
Jemaine Atea Mahana Clement, New Zealand actor, comedian, writer, director, and multi-instrumentalist
Clément Mignon, French swimmer

Pop Culture References for the name Clement

Sir Clement Willoughby, shady suitor in Fanny Burney's novel "Evelina"
Nicknames: Clem, Clym/Clim/Klim, Clint, Kent

Clemmons, Clemense, Clemmie, Clem, Clements, Clemmy

Clement's International Variations

Kliment (Bulgarian) Clément (French) Clemente (Spanish) Kelemen (Hungarian) Klema, Klemo, Klement (Czech) Cliamain (Scottish Gaelic) Cléimeans (Irish Gaelic) Clementius (Latin) Clemens (Danish) Klemens (Swedish)