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What does Clement mean?

Clement Pronunciation of Clement [clement] as a boys' name is pronounced KLEM-ent. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clement is "merciful". From Clemens. A name borne by saints, popes, and the early Christian theologian Clement of Alexandria (third century). Author Clement Clark Moore; artist Francesco Clemente; baseball player Roberto Clemente.

Associated with: saints, theologian (philosopher).


Clement has 13 variants: Clem, Clemencio, Clemens, Clemente, Clementino, Clementius, Clemmie, Clemmons, Clemmy, Klemens, Klement, Klementos and Kliment.

2 feminine forms: Clemence and Clementine.

Creative forms:
(male) Clanent, Cleent, ..

(female) Cleman, Clemna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clement Royal (C.R.), ..

How popular is Clement?

Clement is a somewhat popular first name for males (#692 out of 1220, Top 57%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#1398 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Clement reached its top rank of #295 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Clemmie, Clemente, Clemens and Clem are the popular related forms of Clement. Usage of these forms of Clement was common in the 1890s (average #1042), but now, versions like Clement have fallen out of fashion.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caelen, Calumet, Carmen, Cereno, Clarens, Cleante, Cleanth, Cleanto (see Cleanth), Cleavant, Cleevant (see Cleavant), Cleeve, Cleevont (see Cleavant), Cleneth (see Cleanth), Cleon, Clete, Cleve, Clevon, Clint, Coleman, Cresento, Florent, Fremont, Osment, Rayment and Tremont. These names tend to be less commonly used than Clement.

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