50 Names That Mean Mercy

50 Names That Mean Mercy

Kindness, compassion, forgiveness: these are all qualities that the world could use more off, most people will agree. These qualities can all be summed up by the term “mercy.” To reflect these ideals, you can give your baby a name meaning mercy.

Clemence is a feminine name that was popular in Europe during the medieval period, coming from the Latin word meaning mercy. Many other cultures have girls’ names that mean mercy too. Dayawanti is the name of the Hindu goddess of mercy and often used as a girl’s name In India.

The Sino-Korean character “Eun” represents qualities such as charity, kindness, and mercy. It can be used on its own or combined with other characters like “Ji” which means wisdom, to make the name Eun-Ji.

There are masculine names that mean mercy as well. Clement is the masculine version of Clemence. The Finnish name Armo means grace or mercy. Osbourne is an English language name with roots in Judaism that means “the mercy of God.” The French boys’ name Jean-Luc (made famous by Star Trek’s Captain Picard) means “God is full of mercy.”

You can also choose a unisex name that will work for a boy or a girl, like Ebele. This an African-origin name that means mercy or kindness.

Aamin

Meaning: Grace of God
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Boy

Altagracia

Meaning: High. Abbreviation of Altagracia – a reference to the high grace of Jesus’ mother Mary
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Ana

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Analise

Meaning: Grace or devoted to God
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Anamarie

Meaning: Grace. favor. Variant of Anna
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Anechka

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Russian
Gender: Girl

Annalisa

Meaning: Derived from a compound of Anna (grace) and Liesa, which is a German diminutive of Elizabeth (God is bountiful)
Origin: German
Gender: Girl

Aric

Meaning: Rule with mercy
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Armo

Meaning: Mercy
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Benhanan

Meaning: Son of grace
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Chaniel

Meaning: God’s grace
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Charis

Meaning: Grace and beauty
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Clemence / Clement

Meaning: Mercy
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Clementina

Meaning: Variant of Clemence meaning clemency, mercy
Origin: French
Gender: Girl

Dayawanti

Meaning: Goddess of kindness
Origin: Hindi
Gender: Girl

Dobromil

Meaning: Good grace
Origin: Czech
Gender: Boy

Dorcas

Meaning: Gazelle. Famous bearer: The New Testament Dorcas who ‘abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy,’ was a charitable woman raised from the dead by St Peter
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Ebele

Meaning: Mercy, kindness
Origin: African
Gender: Girl

Esmond

Meaning: Protected by God. Grace and protection
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Eun/Eun-Ji

Meaning: Kindness, mercy, charity
Origin: Sino-Korean
Gender: Girl

Elhanan

Meaning: Grace, or gift, or mercy of God
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Gechina

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Grace

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Latin
Gender: Girl

Hanani

Meaning: My grace, my mercy
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Hannah

Meaning: Favour or grace. God has favoured me
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Hanniel

Meaning: Grace or mercy of God
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Hasadiah

Meaning: The mercy of the Lord
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Ingelise

Meaning: Ing’s grace
Origin: Danish
Gender: Girl

Jean-Luc

Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: Hebrew, Greek, and French
Gender: Boy

Jehohanan

Meaning: Grace, or mercy, or gift, of the Lord
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Jerahmeel

Meaning: The mercy, or the beloved, of God
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

John

Meaning: The grace or mercy of the Lord
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Jushabhesed

Meaning: Dwelling-place, change of mercy
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Kannon

Meaning: Form of Kuan-yin who was Chinese Buddhist deity of mercy
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Boy

Karis

Meaning: Grace. Phonetic variant of Charis
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Kuan-yin

Meaning: Buddhist deity of mercy
Origin: Chinese
Gender: Boy

Lutfiyya

Meaning: Kindness. Delicate grace
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Girl

MacRae

Meaning: Son of grace
Origin: Scottish
Gender: Boy

Mara

Meaning: Bitter or grace
Origin: Hungarian
Gender: Girl

Mercedes

Meaning: Mercy. Derived from one of the Spanish titles for the Virgin Mary
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl

Mercy

Meaning: Mercy. Merciful
Origin: Spanish/English
Gender: Girl

Nancsi

Meaning: Grace
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Girl

Osbourne

Meaning: Bear god
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Rahmat

Meaning: Mercy. Clemency
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Rosanna

Meaning: Compound of Rose and Anne (favour; grace)
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Sadie

Meaning: Diminutive of Sarah: princess; or Mercedes: mercy
Origin: English
Gender: Girl

Shashai

Meaning: Rejoicing, mercy, linen
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Girl

Tabitha

Meaning: Beauty, grace, gazelle
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Yanamai

Meaning: Bitter grace
Origin: Basque
Gender: Girl

Yanamaria

Meaning: Bitter grace
Origin: Spanish
Gender: Girl