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

The name Clement is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "mild, merciful". Clement and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Clement

Clement I-XIV, popes
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 Hurd, illustrator of "Goodnight Moon"
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)
Clément Mignon, French swimmer

Pop Culture References for the name Clement

Sir Clement Willoughby, shady suitor in Fanny Burney's novel "Evelina"
"Miracle at Clement's Pond", children's book by Patricia Pendergraft
"clement weather" - mild/sunny weather

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)


Azi*Cwater Says:


Really nice name! Also a virtue name meaning mild/merciful

paulapuddephatt Says:


It could work as a unisex name, but I much prefer it for boys. Clemency, Clementine and Clementina all sound lovely for girls.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Handsome name

TeenberryO13 Says:


I do sympathize with many boys names going over to the girls side, but to me Clement has always seemed like a unisex name.