Mercy Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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Merce, Merry, MerMer
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Mercy James, Madonna's younger daughter
Mercy Otis Warren, adviser to the Founding Fathers and first historian of the American Revolutionary War
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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