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Meaning and Name Origin

Clemence \c-lemen-ce, cl(e)-me-nce\ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clemence is "mercy". Medieval French and English form of Clementia, a derivative of Clemens (see Clement). Clemency is a direct use of the noun similar to names such as Charity, Faith, and Mercy.


Clemence has 7 variants: Cleamence, Clem, Clemencia, Clemency, Clementina, Clementine and Clemmie.

For more information, see also related girl names Clematis and Klementina.

Clemence has 40 more related variations via Charity, Faith, Mercy: Caridad, Caridade, Carissa, Carita, Chairity, Chareese, Charidy, Chariety, Charis, Charissa, Charisse, Charita, Charitee, Charitey, Chariti, Charitye, Chariza, Charty, Chattie, Cherit, Cherri, Cherry, Fae, Faithe, Fay, Faye, Fayth, Faythe, Fe, Karita, Mercey, Merci, Mercie, Mercilla, Mercina, Mersey, Sharitee, Sharitey, Sharity and Sharitye.


Clemence is an uncommonly occurring given name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#41099 out of 88799, Top 46%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Clemence and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Clemence (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Faith (#81 a year ago), Faye (#908), Mercy (#940), Clementine (#943), Clemmie, Fay, Fae, Clementina, Charisse, Charissa, Charity, Cherri, Cherry and Carissa. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Carissa, Charity, Clemmie, Fae and Cherry becoming somewhat outmoded. Faith (#81) is the most chic name for newborns in this list, with this name going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carissa, Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherri, Cherry, Clementina, Clementine, Clemmie, Fae in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Faith, Fay, Faye, Mercy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Faith, Faye outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Clymene. Like Clemence, this name is not frequently used.