What Does The Name Clemence Mean?
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clemence

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  • According to a user from Hawaii, U.S., the name Clemence means "Handsome".
  • According to a user from Rwanda, the name Clemence is of French origin and means "Mercy".
  • According to a user from Belgium, the name Clemence is of French origin and means "Clemency".
  • According to a user from Indiana, U.S., the name Clemence is of French origin and means "Origin of Species".
  • A submission from Tanzania, United Republic of says the name Clemence means "Mercy" and is of African origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Clem"ence
Clemency.
Wiktionary
  1. (obsolete) clemency

Notable Persons Named Clemence

Clémence Poésy is an actress and model. She was most prominent from 1993 to present. Clémence was given the name Clémence Guichard on October 3rd, 1982 in L'Haÿ-les-Roses, Val-de-Marne, France.

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Clemence was born on November 29th, 1988.

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Clémence was born on April 21st, 1830 in Nantes. She left this life on February 6th, 1902.

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Clémence was born on January 21st, 1828 in Saint-Rémy-des-Monts. Clémence is also known as Reiset and Marie Félicie Clémence de. She breathed her last breath on January 15th, 1907.

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She was most active from 1290 to 1295. Clemence was born as the child of Rudolf I of Germany and Gertrude of Hohenburg in 1262 in Vienna. She died in 1293.

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Clémence was born on November 23rd, 1933.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clemence

Ray Clemence is a soccer player for the Notts County F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Liverpool F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Ray was born on August 5th, 1948 in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England.

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Stephen Clemence is a soccer player for the Hull City A.F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Leicester City F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Stephen was born on March 31st, 1978 in Liverpool, England.

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Gerald was born in 1908. He passed away in 1974.

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Sacha Clémence is a soccer player for the US Créteil-Lusitanos, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, USJA Carquefou, Vannes OC, and Angers SCO. Sacha was born on June 1st, 1988.

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How popular is the baby name Clemence in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1886 6 6 0
1888 5 5 0
1890 10 10 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 12 7 5
1894 8 8 0
1895 8 8 0
1896 10 10 0
1897 9 9 0
1898 10 10 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 14 14 0
1901 14 14 0
1902 7 7 0
1903 7 7 0
1904 19 10 9
1905 7 7 0
1906 13 13 0
1907 12 7 5
1908 5 5 0
1909 6 6 0
1910 12 6 6
1911 12 12 0
1912 17 7 10
1913 20 11 9
1914 35 13 22
1915 37 17 20
1916 29 11 18
1917 39 20 19
1918 35 12 23
1919 37 17 20
1920 33 11 22
1921 34 16 18
1922 32 9 23
1923 22 8 14
1924 22 7 15
1925 27 11 16
1926 21 7 14
1927 26 9 17
1928 22 6 16
1929 27 10 17
1930 18 9 9
1931 5 5 0
1932 15 5 10
1933 10 0 10
1934 15 6 9
1935 13 0 13
1936 5 0 5
1938 5 0 5
1941 6 6 0
1944 7 0 7
1948 5 0 5
1962 7 0 7
1994 5 5 0
2006 5 5 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 5 5 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 6 6 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 9 9 0
2017 8 8 0
2018 5 5 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Clemence

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Popularity of Clemence as a last name

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Common last names for Clemence

  • Thibodeaux
  • Fisher
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Common first names for Clemence

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clemence U.S.
  White 93.46% 64.26%
  African American 1.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.87% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clemence

People with the last name Clemence are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Clemence

  • How Popular is the name Clemence? Clemence is the 11,384th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clemence was the 40,800th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clemence have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2018, the Social Security Administration has recorded 912 babies born with the first name Clemence in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clemence to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clemence? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1886 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Clemence first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clemence is Tuesday, March 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Clemence born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clemence was in 1918 with a total of 23 babies.
  • Random Clemence Factoid: According to the 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clemence is not a popular baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 1914.
  • Weird things about the name Clemence: The name spelled backwards is Ecnemelc. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Celeencm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clemence? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 535 people with the last name Clemence.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clemence? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Clemence as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.