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Gender: Female Meaning of Clementine: "mild, merciful" Origin of Clementine: French feminine version of Clement, Latin Clementine's Popularity in 2017: #744

The name Clementine is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "mild, merciful". Clementine is ranked #744 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That, Girls".

From the experts:

Clementine is a Nameberry favorite that has finally broken back into the US Top 1000 after more than half a century off the list. Still, its style value may mean there are more Clementines than you might guess in your neighborhood—it may be a name that raises Mom's eyebrows, but it won't surprise your friends.

If "Oh, My Darlin'" still rings too loudly in your ears, consider pronouncing Clementine as Clementeen—or even using Clementina, which rhymes with Christina. Stylish Claudia Schiffer chose Clementine for her daughter, as did Ethan Hawke and Rachel Griffiths, and Kate Winslet played one in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. And for a kid reference—there's a Muppet named Clementine.

A female variation of the even-more-unusual Clement, Clementine's meaning suggests peace and happiness, a lovely image. Other girls' names with similar meanings: Beatrice, Felicity, Hilary, Arcadia, Irina, and Mercy.

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Famous People Named Clementine

Clementine Ogilvy Hozier Churchill, wife of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
(Marie) Clementine Leopoldine Caroline Clotilde, Princess of Orleans
Clémentine Albertine Marie Léopoldine, Princess of Belgium, wife of Napoléon Victor Bonaparte aka Napoleon V
Clementine Shepherd Ford, American actress, daughter of actress Cybill Shepherd
Clémentine Célarié, French actress and singer
Clémentine Faik Nzuji, Congolese poet
Clementine Hunter, American folk artist
Clementine Stoney, Australian swimmer
Clementine Paddleford, American food writer
Clémentine Autain, French politician
Clementine Dinah Bullock, birth name of Cleo Laine, English jazz singer
Clementine Silvia Hambro (b. 1976), great-granddaughter of Winston Churchill
Charlotte Clementine Soames (b. 1954), granddaughter of Winston Churchill
Clementyne Rose "Tyne" O'Connell, English novelist
Daisy Clementine Smith, American model
Ellen Clementine Howarth, American poet
Marie-Clementine Bagration, illegitimate daughter of Prince Klemens von Metternich with Princess Catherine Bagration
Clementine de Vere Drummond Vaughn (b. 2004), daughter of model Claudia Schiffer and Matthew Vaughn
Clementine Jane Hawke (b. 2008), daughter of actor Ethan Hawke
Clementine Grace Taylor (b. 2009), daughter of actress Rachel Griffiths
Clementine Shorten (b. 2009), daughter of Australian politician Bill Shorten
Clementine Mae Walton (b. 2012), daughter of Lilly McDowell Walton; granddaughter of actor Malcolm McDowell
Clementine Lidsky (b. 2015), daughter of actor and businessman Isaac Lidsky
Mary Clementine Ronstadt (b. 1990), daughter of singer Linda Ronstadt
Gigi Clementine Powers (b. 2005), daughter of fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers
Sasha Clementine Dessen (b. 2007), daughter of novelist Sarah Dessen
Pearl Clementine Osbourne (b. 2012), daughter of TV personality Jack Osbourne
Clover Clementyne Watson (b. 2012), daughter of actors Barry Watson and Natasha Gregson Wagner

Pop Culture References for the name Clementine

Clementine Ford, daughter of James "Sawyer" Ford on TV's "Lost"
Clementine Kruczynski, main character in film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Clementine Williams, main character in "Unbreak My Heart" by Melissa C. Walker
Clementine Johnson, character on TV's "Reno 911!"
Clementine Dean, character on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
Clementine Truman, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Clementine, character in video game "The Walking Dead"
Clementine, main character of the Clementine book series by Sara Pennypacker
Clementine, character on TV's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager"
Clementine, Muppet character on TV's "Sesame Street"
Jane Clementine Rizzoli, main character in book and TV series "Rizzoli and Isles"
"Oh My Darling, Clementine," folk song
"Clementine," song by Sarah Jaffe ("I wish my name was Clementine")
Clementine Pennyfeather, character on HBO's Westworld
Clementine Lewis, character on CBS' "Zoo"
A clementine is a small orange citrus fruit.
Clementine Hail, main character in the ebook "Hailstorm" by Relina Skye
Clementine, Caillou's friend on Treehouse TV's "Caillou"

Clemencie, Clem, Clementya, Clemmy, Clementyn, Clementyna, Clemency, Clemencia, Clemette, Klementina, Clemmie

Clementine's International Variations

Clementina, Clementia (Spanish) Clémence (French) Klementyna, Clemenza (Polish)