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Mercy meaning and name origin
Mercy \m(e)-rcy, mer-cy\ as a girl's name is pronounced MER-see. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Mercy is "compassion, forebearance". A virtue name popular with the Puritans.
Mercy has 6 variant forms: Mercey, Merci, Mercie, Mercilla, Mercina and Mersey.
For more information, see also related names Clemence, Mercedes, Mercia and Merry.
Baby names that sound like Mercy are Marcy, Marci, Marcey and Meris.
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Popularity of Mercy
Mercy is a very popular first name for women (#1707 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#39881 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Mercy for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Mercy with its variant forms and related girl baby names.