Mercy is one of those virtue names that has never quite achieved the fame of Grace and Faith—in fact, it’s downright obscure. Outside of the fifteen seconds of fame Madonna naming her daughter Mercy bought, the moniker hasn’t ever been in the spotlight. It’s a shame really, because it has a lovely ring to it, and an even lovelier meaning.


  • english: Merciful, compassionate

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Historian Mercy Warren

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Madonna, Daughter of Andy Richter