Meaning and Origin of: Clemens

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Merciful

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : patronymic from the personal name Clement.
  • German, Dutch, and Danish : from the personal name Clemens (see Clement).
  • Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was descended from VA stock on his father’s side, from a Robert Clemens, who was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1634.