Mercy Name Meaning & Origin

Mercy

Pronunciation: MER-see (key)

Origin of the name Mercy:

Taken from mercy (compassion, forgiveness, pity), which is derived from the Latin merces (payment, reward). The name was popular among the Puritans in the 16th and 17th centuries but is now less common.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Merce, Mercedes, Merry

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Mercy Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Mercy? What are her siblings named?

Name Lists Featuring Mercy

Contribute your knowledge to the name Mercy

Comments and insights on the name Mercy
Personal experiences with the name Mercy
Nicknames for Mercy

Merce, Merry, MerMer

Meanings and history of the name Mercy
Famous real-life people named Mercy

Mercy James, Madonna's younger daughter
Mercy Otis Warren, adviser to the Founding Fathers and first historian of the American Revolutionary War

Mercy in song, story & screen

Mercy Thompson is the coyote-shapeshifter star of Patricia Briggs's "Mercy Thompson" series, a strong, intelligent kick-butt heroine.
Mercy Chant, a character in the 1891 novel "Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
Mercy Richter, daughter of actors Andy Richter and Sarah Thyre

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
58
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

68
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

58
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

59
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

56
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

54
No Way
Definitely

Young?

55
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?