- I notice you have the French version (clay-mawn-TEEN) but not the good ol' fashioned American version (CLEM in tyne). This name has a Latin root meaning "mercy." It is mostly known from the grisly folk song about a beautiful, poverty-stricken coal miner's daughter who drowns 'cause her dad can't swim. The awesome Kate Winslet character in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind makes it more appealing, and the nickname Clem is really cute.
- (klay-mehn-TEEN) Clémentine is a French name, and it has a delicate nature and beauty that isn't matched by any other name I know of.
Clementine was originally a French feminine form of Clément, which comes from the Latin name Clementius meaning "merciful." In the USA, it is most famous as being the subject of the ballad "Darlin' Clementine."
See Also: Clemency
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