Given Name MERCY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MUR-see  [details]

Meaning & History

From the English word mercy, ultimately from Latin merces "wages, reward", a derivative of merx "goods, wares". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century.
VARIANT: Mercia
DIMINUTIVE: Merry

Categories

Charles Dickens characters, literature, mercy, Michael W Smith songs, Overwatch characters, Thomas Hardy characters, virtues, word names
Entry updated July 2, 2008