Other Origin(s):British, French
Clemence is a gender-neutral name of Middle English and Old French origin. It originated as a personal name deriving from the Latin word clemens, meaning “mercy,” or clementia, meaning “mildness.” Though it may be used for boys or girls, Clemence is most commonly used for girls, while Clement is predominantly used for boys. The French forms of these names are Clémence and Clément, while other variants include Clementine and Clementius. This gentle, old-fashioned name will remind baby of the importance of kindness and mercy as they go through life. A famous bearer is French actress Clémence Poésy.
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