Clemence - Meaning of Clemence
[ 2 syll. cle-men-ce, cl-eme-nce ] The baby girl name Clemence is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being slightly more popular. It is pronounced KLEHMAHNS †. Clemence's language of origin is Latin and it is predominantly used in English. It is derived from the word clemens which is of the meaning 'merciful, gentle'. An old form of the name is Clementia (Latin). The name was popular in the medieval period. Its use declined after the 17th-century Reformation, although the form Clemency had been adopted by Puritans as a 'virtue' name.
Clemence is a form of the English, German, and French Clementine.
Clemence is the feminine form of the English and French Clement.
Clemence is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.005% of baby girls were named Clemence. It was #885 in rank then. The baby name has slipped in popularity since then, and is of only sporadic use today. In 2018, out of the family of girl names directly related to Clemence, Clementine was the most widely used. Although Clemence is today somewhat more frequently used for boys, there was a period from 1901 to 1901 when more girls were given the name. After 1904, increasingly the name became more popular with boys than with girls.
† Pronunciation for Clemence: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"