Fourteen popes and a handful of saints bear the name Clement, so any child with this name has a lot to live up to. Derived from the Latin word “Clementius,” Clement means “mild” and “merciful,” so it’s a great name for your sweet little boy. Until more folks embrace Clement’s dignified and storied feel, and it’s a good bet that your child will be the only Clement in his kindergarten class.


  • latin: Mild; merciful

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Pope Clement I-XIV, Former British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Poet Clement C. Moore