Clementine - Meaning of Clementine
What does Clementine mean?
[ 3 syll. cle-men-ti-ne, cl-ement-ine ] The baby girl name Clementine is pronounced KLehM-ehNTAYN- or KLehM-ehNTIY-N †. Clementine has its origins in the Latin language. It is used largely in English, German, and French. It is derived from the word clemens with the meaning 'merciful, gentle'. The name was created as a feminine diminutive of Clement with the French suffix '-ine'. It was first used in the 19th century, popularized by the American western folk ballad Oh My Darling, Clementine (1884). Clementine Churchill (1885-1977) was the wife of Winston Churchill; she was often addressed as Clemmie by her husband.
Clementine is an English and German form of the English Clemence.
Clementine is the feminine equivalent of the English and French Clement.
Clementine has 20 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Clemence, Clemencia, Clemencie, Clemency, Clemente, Clementia, Clementya, Clementyn, Clementyna, Clementyne, Clemenza, Clemette, and Clemmy. Other English forms include the shortening Clem, and the diminutive Clemmie.
Forms used in foreign languages include Clementina (German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), Clémentine (French), Klementina (Russian), Klementine (German and Polish), and Klementyna (Polish).
See also the related categories, english, latin, gentle (maid), suffix, darling (honey), wife (sister), diminutive, folk, french, american, and german.
Clementine is rather popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 2010s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2018, 0.023% of baby girls were named Clementine. It had a ranking of #685 then. Out of all girl names in its family, Clementine was the most regularly used in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Clementine include Klementine, Klementyna, Clementina, Klementina, and Clémentine.
† Pronunciation for Clementine: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Clementine is Political Relative, Clementine Churchill, born Clementine Hozier 1 April 1885 - 12 December 1977, Mayfair, London, England.
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