Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Clement m. Latin clemens 'merciful, loving; mild, gentle'.

The name of a 1st C saint, a 1st C pope and saint, a 2nd C saint and church father, a 9th C Irish saint, a 9th C Bulgarian saint, an 11th C pope, an 11th C antipope, a 12th C pope, a 13th C pope, two 14th C popes, a 14th C antipope, a 15th C antipope, and two 16th C popes.

Czech Republic
Latin
1351 Climent (nom) chlumecky 17
England
Latin
1155 Clemens (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1189 Clemens (nom) GASurv p. 110; 1321 Clementis (gen) CTG-6 78, p. 302; 1327 Clemente (abl) SaxhamSf p. 111; 1340xc1450 Clemens (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 6; 1381 Clemens (nom) FenPT-2 p. 6
Early Modern English
1532–1533 Clement CovGuild-2 p. 99; 1534 Clement ibid. p. 127; 1540 Clement StAnthonlin p. 1; 1558 Clement SaxhamSf p. 130; 1560 Clement bruton-vol1 p. 31; 1568 Clement ExMar 2b; 1581 Clement DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1582 Clement BUmar-vol9 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 8; 1587 Clement SaxhamSf p. 4; 1588 Clemens COmar-vol5 p. 8, Clemet Bar-in-El p. 14; 1589 Clement DEmar-vol2 p. 18; 1591 Clemence COmar-vol2 p. 23; 1592 Clemence ibid. p. 24; 1593 Clemence ibid. p. 24; 1594 Clemence ibid. p. 24; 1595 Clemens ibid. p. 72; 1596 Clement BUmar-vol2 p. 141; 1597 Clemmant StAnthonlin p. 39; 1599 Clement BUmar-vol1 p. 27
Estonia
Middle Low German
1420 Clement BbRT p. 349; 1592 Clement Tiik1977 p. 288
Early Modern Swedish
1599 Clemett (nom) Hiiumaa p. 282
France
Latin
1101x1129 Clemente (abl) CartStPC XLI; 1135 Clemens (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7, Clementis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp LXXVIII, clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x1162 Clemens (nom) ibid. 64, Clemente (abl) ibid. 59, Clementis (gen) ibid. 64; 1146 Clemente (abl) CartNDdOurscamp CXII; 1147 Clemente (dat) clairvaux-12thc 14; c1156 Clementis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XXXII; 1162 Clementis (gen) ibid. LXIII; 1163 Clemente (abl) clairvaux-12thc 104, Clementis (gen) CartNDdOurscamp XCVI, clairvaux-12thc 104; 1179 Clemens (nom) ibid. 176, Clemente (abl) ibid. 177, Clementi (gen) ibid. 178; 1180 Clemente (abl) RotScaNor p. 34; 1201 Clementis (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVIII; 1249 Clemens (nom) ibid. 2-CIX; 1260 Clementi (gen) ArrestReg-volI XXIII, Ascension; 1274 Clemens (nom) NDParisII 2-LV; 1301 Clemens (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 250; 1345 Clemens (nom) CDEM-7.2 613; 1378 Clemens (nom) hanquetvol1 2370, Clementi (dat) ibid. 508, Clementis (abl) ibid. 1319
Old French
1296 Climent paris1296 p. 58; 1301 Climens (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 233; 1313 Clement Paris1313 p. 64, Climent ibid. p. 12; 1327 Clement MemDocMan-2 p. 174
Middle French
1418 Clement HGParis p. 375, Climent ibid. p. 376; 1421 Clamens favier 239, Climent ibid. 39; 1423 Clement ibid. 280; 1438 Clement ibid. 25; 1564 Clément RegPCC-1 p. 56; 1565 Clément ibid. p. 111; 1566 Clément ibid. p. 204; 1567 Clément ibid. p. 288; 1571 Clément ibid. p. 456
Iceland
Middle Icelandic
1500 Clemens (gen) DipIs-7 489
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Clemens (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 12
Early Modern English
1539 Clement Fiants-1 77
Italy
Latin
1527 Clemens (nom) Rome1527 p. 85, Clemente (abl) ibid. p. 82
Latvia
Latin
1289 Clemente (nom) RigSB 222
Spain
Latin
1488 Clemens (nom) carbonell-I p. 21; 1489 Clementis (gen) ibid. p. 35
Catalan
1510 Climent valencia1510 4417
Sweden
Latin
1350 Clemens (nom) SDHK no. 6053
Early Modern Swedish
1543 Clemets (gen) Audén1980 p. 162
Ukraine
Latin
1469 Clemens (nom) AGZ-18 4, Clementi (dat) ibid. 4
Cite as: R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Clement". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Clement.