MERCY
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MUR-see   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Mercia
DIMINUTIVE: Merry
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