Abdul-rahman

Abdul-rahman is an Arabic male name meaning “servant of the merciful”, made up from abdul (servant of the) and rahman (merciful, compassionate). Abdul-rahman is also a surname originating from the given name. Rahman can also be used as a given name on its own. Nicknames: Rahman Origin: Arabic Variants: Abdulrahman (Arabic) Abdul-Rahman (Arabic) Abd al-Rahman (Arabic) Abd Ar-Rahman…

Mercedes

Mercedes is a Spanish female name meaning “mercies” which comes from the Spanish title María de las Mercedes (Mary of Mercies). It’s the plural form of Mercy, a virtue name referring to someone who is compassionate, forgiving, and kind towards another person. It derives from Latin mercēs meaning “pay, wages, reward” via merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a…

Klement

Klement is the Czech and Slovak form of Late Latin Clemens meaning “merciful, lenient, gentle” which derives from a PIE root word. Klement is also a German surname originating from the given name. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Klemens (German, Danish, Swedish, Polish) Clement (English) Clemens (Late Roman, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish) Kliment (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian) Klemen…

Shira

Shira is a Hebrew female name meaning “poetry” or “singing/song”. Shira is also a Jewish surname originating from the given name though it could also be an Americanized spelling of Shearer, an occupational name for someone who sheared sheep, or someone who used scissors to trim finished cloth or cut off any excessive fabric. The origin of…

Genji

Genji is a Japanese male name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used: gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 二 “two” (元二); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 児 “newborn babe; child; young of animals” (元児); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 慈 “mercy” (元慈); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 翔 “soar; fly” (元翔); gen 元 “beginning; origin” + ji 治 “govern; regulate; administer” (元治); gen 源 “source; origin” + ji 二 “two” (源二); gen 源 “source;…

Hanan

Hanan is a Hebrew male name meaning “gracious” from a Hebrew verb meaning “merciful, compassionate”. Hanan is also an Arabic female name meaning “mercy, compassion”. Hanan is also a Jewish surname derived from the given name or as a short form of names such as Elchanan or Johanan though it could also be an Arabic surname also derived…

Mercy

Mercy is a virtue name referring to someone who is compassionate, forgiving, and kind towards another person. It derives from Latin mercēs meaning “pay, wages, reward” via merx (merchandise, commodity; goods) which could be derived from Proto-Italic *merk- via a Etruscan source referring to various aspects of economics; or it could be derived from PIE *merĝ- (boundary, border). Mercy is overwhelming used as…

Clemency

Clemency is the feminine form of Clement meaning “merciful, gentle”, deriving from Latin clemens (merciful, lenient, mild, gentle). Origin: Latin Variants: Clemence (English) Clémence (French) Clémentine (French) Clementine (English) Clementina (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Late Roman) Clementia (Late Roman) Klementina (Slovene, Croatian) Klementyna (Polish) Klimentina (Macedonian) Clementa (Romanian, Spanish, Dutch, English)   Male forms: Clement (English) Klement (Czech, Slovak)…

Elder

Elder is a Portuguese male name, a variant of Hélder which either derives its name from a Dutch town called Den Helder possibly meaning “hell’s door” in Dutch, or “hill/hilly grounds”, or it could be a derived from Germanic given name Hulderic meaning “merciful ruler” or “graceful ruler” from Germanic elements hulda (merciful, graceful) and ric (power, rule). Elder is also a surname,…