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What does Clem mean?

Clem Pronunciation of Clem [clem] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Clem) is of Latin derivation, and the name Clem means "merciful". Clem is a variant form of Clement (Latin): from Clemens.


3 alternative forms via Clement: Clemens, Clemmie and Clemmy.

Creative forms:
(male) Caem, Colem, ..

(female) Clemi, Clie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clem Joshua (C.J.), ..

How popular is Clem?

Clem is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4034 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Clem reached its top position of #308 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clem name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clem outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Clem appearing in the Top 2000 are Clemens, Clement and Clemmie. These forms of Clem were popular in the 1890s (usage of 0.06%), but now, versions such as Clement have become less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clem, Clemens, Clement, Clemmie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adem, Alem, Cael, Caeo, Cale, Caleb, Caley, Calum, Cam, Ced, Che, Chet, Claes, Clay, Cleo, Cleon, Clerc, Clerk, Clete, Cleto, Cleve, Cloy, Coe, Cole, Colet, Coley, Colm, Colum, Cram, Cree, Crew, Hem, Jem, Lem, Salem and Shem. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clem.

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