English feminine variation of Clement, Latin
"mild, merciful"

Clemency Origin and Meaning

The name Clemency is girl's name of English origin meaning "mild, merciful".
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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Famous People Named Clemency

  • Clemency Margaret Greatrex BurtonHill, English TV personality and actress
  • Clemency Anne Rosemary "Rose" GrayEnglish chef and cookbook author
  • Clemency BunnEnglish illustrator
  • Charles John "Clemency" Canning1st Earl Canning, male Governor,General of India

Clemency in Pop Culture

  • Clemencymale character in "Life of a teenage body,snatcher" by Doug Macleod
  • Clemency Newcomemaid to Dr Jeddler in Dickens's "The Battle of Life" (1846)
  • Clemecy 'Clemmy' Shortcharacter in "The Dragonfly Pool" by Eva Ibbotson