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

Clement Origin and Meaning

The name Clement is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "mild, merciful".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Clement

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.