Clement

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clement

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Clem"ent
Mild in temper and disposition; merciful; compassionate.

Etymology: L. clemens; -entis; cf. F. cl�ment

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy ("a more clement judge reduced the sentence")
  2. (of weather or climate) physically mild ("clement weather")
Wiktionary

From Old French, from Latin clēmēns.

Notable Persons Named Clement

The Earl Attlee was a Leader of the Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Leader of the Labour Party (UK), and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (UK). His military service ended in 1919. The was given the name Clement Richard Attlee on January 3rd, 1883 in Putney, Surrey, United Kingdom. He died on October 8th, 1967.

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Clement VII is a pope. Clement was born as the child of Giuliano de' Medici on May 26th, 1478.

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Clement I is a pope.

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Clement of Alexandria was a saint. He holds the title Church Father and Theologian. Clement was born in 150 in Possibly Athens. He left this life in 215.

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Sir Clement Freud was a for North East Cambridgeshire, for Isle of Ely, Member of Parliament, forNorth East Cambridgeshire, and forIsle of Ely. His career lasted from 1983 to 1987. Clement was given the name Clemens Raphael Freud on April 24th, 1924 in Berlin, Weimar Republic. He breathed his last breath on April 15th, 2009.

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Clement V was a pope. He died on April 20th, 1314.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clement

Jemaine Clement is a musician. He plays Bass guitar, guitar, percussion, keyboards, ukulele, omnichord, drums, xylophone, accordion, and vocals. He was most active from 1994 to present. Jemaine was born Jemaine Clement on January 10th, 1974 in Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Paul Clement is a 43rd Solicitor General of the United States, Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States, and Solicitor General of the United States. Paul was born on June 24th, 1966 in Cedarburg (town), Wisconsin.

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Corey Clement is a football player. Corey was born on November 2nd, 1994 in Glassboro, New Jersey.

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Pam St. Clement is an actress and character actor. Her ongoing career started in 1971. Pam was given the name Pamela Ann Clements on May 11th, 1942 in Harrow on the Hill.

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Dick Clement is a television screenwriter. He was most active from 1964 to present. Dick was born on September 5th, 1937 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England.

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Tony Clement is a President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Industry, Minister of Health, Minister of Foreign Affairs (Canada), Minister of Innovation, Science, Economic Development, and Minister of Health (Canada). His career lasted from 2015 to 2015. Tony was given the name Tony Peter Panayi on January 27th, 1961 in Manchester.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 16 0 16
1881 22 0 22
1882 23 0 23
1883 31 0 31
1884 22 0 22
1885 9 0 9
1886 26 0 26
1887 34 0 34
1888 32 0 32
1889 27 0 27
1890 27 0 27
1891 35 0 35
1892 30 0 30
1893 28 0 28
1894 34 0 34
1895 28 0 28
1896 32 0 32
1897 41 0 41
1898 30 0 30
1899 32 0 32
1900 48 0 48
1901 28 0 28
1902 42 0 42
1903 37 0 37
1904 43 0 43
1905 38 0 38
1906 45 0 45
1907 56 0 56
1908 41 0 41
1909 64 0 64
1910 51 0 51
1911 90 0 90
1912 172 0 172
1913 193 0 193
1914 232 0 232
1915 320 0 320
1916 333 0 333
1917 303 0 303
1918 344 0 344
1919 294 0 294
1920 308 0 308
1921 300 0 300
1922 317 0 317
1923 312 0 312
1924 287 0 287
1925 292 0 292
1926 278 0 278
1927 260 0 260
1928 258 0 258
1929 230 0 230
1930 229 0 229
1931 230 0 230
1932 183 0 183
1933 179 0 179
1934 182 0 182
1935 175 0 175
1936 167 6 161
1937 188 0 188
1938 158 0 158
1939 160 0 160
1940 160 0 160
1941 188 0 188
1942 192 0 192
1943 170 0 170
1944 156 0 156
1945 136 0 136
1946 150 0 150
1947 152 0 152
1948 137 0 137
1949 121 0 121
1950 126 0 126
1951 138 0 138
1952 123 0 123
1953 119 0 119
1954 137 0 137
1955 140 0 140
1956 134 0 134
1957 130 0 130
1958 106 0 106
1959 129 0 129
1960 93 0 93
1961 111 0 111
1962 86 0 86
1963 86 0 86
1964 79 0 79
1965 85 0 85
1966 64 0 64
1967 70 0 70
1968 58 0 58
1969 60 0 60
1970 65 0 65
1971 52 0 52
1972 54 0 54
1973 50 0 50
1974 47 0 47
1975 43 0 43
1976 40 0 40
1977 47 0 47
1978 41 0 41
1979 59 0 59
1980 52 0 52
1981 44 0 44
1982 45 0 45
1983 52 0 52
1984 41 0 41
1985 47 0 47
1986 40 0 40
1987 31 0 31
1988 42 0 42
1989 46 0 46
1990 36 0 36
1991 47 0 47
1992 43 0 43
1993 46 0 46
1994 41 0 41
1995 33 0 33
1996 33 0 33
1997 44 0 44
1998 32 0 32
1999 36 0 36
2000 28 0 28
2001 43 0 43
2002 44 0 44
2003 34 0 34
2004 36 0 36
2005 53 0 53
2006 35 0 35
2007 45 0 45
2008 44 0 44
2009 28 0 28
2010 39 0 39
2011 34 0 34
2012 40 0 40
2013 42 0 42
2014 41 0 41
2015 44 0 44
2016 52 0 52
2017 55 0 55

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Popularity of Clement as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clement U.S.
  White 81.28% 64.26%
  African American 11.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.07% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.18% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clement

People with the last name Clement are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Clement

  • How Popular is the name Clement? Clement is the 2,098th most popular name of all time. As a last name Clement was the 1,505th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clement have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 13,728 babies born with the first name Clement in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clement to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clement? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 16 new born babies.
  • When was Clement first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clement is Thursday, September 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Clement born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clement was in 1918 with a total of 344 babies.
  • Random Clement Factoid: According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clement ranks 60th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 10 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1932.
  • Weird things about the name Clement: Your name in reverse order is Tnemelc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neetmcl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clement? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 23,830 people with the last name Clement.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clement? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 8 of them will have Clement as their last name.

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  • 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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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