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What does Clementine mean?

Clementine Pronunciation of Clementine as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clementine is "merciful". Feminine diminutive of Clement with the French ending -ine. Clementine (or Clementina, the Latinate form) was the name of the 11000 virgins supposedly martyred with Saint Clementina in the fourth century AD. First used in the 19th century. The Clementine fruit got its name from Father Clement Rodier, who bred it in 1902. There is also a well-known song called "Oh My Darling Clementine". Winston Churchill's wife was named Clementine.


ASSOCIATED WITH virgins, 19th century


VARIANTS Clem, Clemence, Clemency, Clementia, Clementina, Clementya, Clementyna, Clementyn, Clemmie, Clemmy, Klementijna, Klementina, Klementyna



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How popular is Clementine?

Clementine is a very prominent first name for women (#1380 out of 4276, Top 32%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Clementine was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #464 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #685. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Clementine (#685 IN 2018) listed in the Top 2000 are Clem, Clemence, Clementina, Clemmie and Ursula. Usage of these forms of Clementine was common among parents during the years 1900-1909 and is somewhat less today. Clementine is the firm favorite, while forms like Clemmie used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clementine, Clem, Clemence, Clementina, Clemmie, Ursula in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Clementine is pronounced similarly to Klementine. Other recommended sound-alike names are Albertine, Almandine, Almerine, Almondine, Armantine, Celandine, Celenne, Celestene, Celestin, Celestina, Celestine, Celestinea, Celestyne (see Celeste), Cheyenne, Cleamence, Cleanthe, Clematia (see Clematis), Clematice (see Clematis), Clematis, Clematiss (see Clematis), Clemencia, Cleonie, Clymene, Elbertine, Florentina, Glenine, Laurentine, Leontine, Selestine and Valentine. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clementine.

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