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What does Merci mean?

Merci Pronunciation of Merci [mer-ci] as a name for girls is of English origin, and Merci means "compassion, forebearance". Merci is an alternate spelling of Mercy (English).

Associated with: compassion (gracious).


Merci has 3 variants: Mercey, Mercie and Mersey.

2 more alternative forms via Mercy: Mercilla and Mercina.

Creative forms:
(female) Merdi, Mermi, ..

(male) Merios, Merzie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merci Italy (M.I.), ..

How popular is Merci?

Merci is an unusual first name for females. Merci is also an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only popular variation form of Merci (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 is Mercy (#1013 via latest list). Adoption of this relation of Merci was at its highest 2 years ago (#846) and is almost as conventional today (#1013, 22% less usage). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mercy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Merci and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Merci is alike in pronunciation to Marcee, Marcey, Marci, Marcie, Marcy and Mercia. Other suggested similar names are Darci, Deyci, Maci, Marcia, Margi, Mari, Marji, Marni, Marti, Mecca, Meeca, Meggi, Mei, Meica, Melli, Mera, Merah, Meral, Merced, Mercer, Merel, Meris, Merl, Merla, Merle, Merna, Merri, Merrie, Merril, Merry, Mertis, Meryl and Miri. These names tend to be more frequently used than Merci.

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