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Beg for Mercy.
Hushpuppy  6/23/2018
A notable person from American history is Mercy Lewis, one of the Afflicted Girls during the Salem, Massachusetts Witchcraft Trials of 1692, who combined ended up causing the hanging of 19 people and the brutal death-by-torture of Giles Corey. Ironically, despite her name, she was not very merciful when it came to accusing people of witchcraft, having actively testified for 16 different cases.
AmbiguouslyAnonymous  10/26/2017
The name Mercy was given to 357 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Mercy are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
The name Mercy was given to 262 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Earliest use of this name was 1560 in England.
earthnut  6/7/2016
Gorgeous, unique, lovely. Wonderful name!
― Anonymous User  8/11/2015
I'm not normally a fan of virtue names, but I love this name for some reason. It just sounds so beautiful and lovely to me, it's also more meaningful than a lot of the popular virtue names.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
This is my step daughters name who I absolutely adore, for as long as I've known her she's never been teased or made fun of because of her name. She's now 16 and everyone compliments her on her name.
mommaof5  9/7/2013
I'm actually surprised to see that this name is older and not even in the top 1000 anymore, seeing as all these virtue names like faith, cadence, chastity, and temperance are so popular for some odd reason.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2013
Actually, I love this name. I think it has a cool meaning and it's refreshing compared to Faith, Destiny and Honour.
ListenToAsuka  10/15/2011
I don't like Mercy at all. I'm a big fan of most virtue names but Mercy just seems really cold. Also it feels kind of dated too.
amazingtabby  7/10/2011
Mercy is my nickname, short for Mercedes. I don't mind it(:
― Anonymous User  3/17/2011
I know a girl who uses this as short for Mercedes.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2009
This must be an unfortunate name to have.
Alaric  4/4/2009
I like this name; along with Hope it's one of my favorite Puritan virtue names. It's slightly different from the more common Marcy and Mary, and has a lovely meaning. It also reminds me of the sweet and kind character from _The Witch of Blackbird Pond_, which someone previously mentioned.
faye  2/9/2009
I love virtues for girl names--Love, Faith, Mercy, Joy, Hope, etc. I think I like Joy better though.
Jesussaves7193  1/3/2009
This name could be short for Mercedes.
rory  6/11/2008
It doesn't sound the least bit pretty, and it's the sort of thing people beg for, not something people name their kids. It is simply weird as a name, and it will lead to jokes for sure.
slight night shiver  4/30/2008
Mercy Lewis is a member of Abigail's gang in Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible."
― Anonymous User  12/19/2007
I like this name because it sounds classic but original; this was one of my ideas for a middle name for a daughter, but my husband doesn't like it. Just a note: somebody said that Mercy Lewis is a character in "The Crucible," which is true, but it's more accurate to say that Mercy Lewis was a historical figure in the Salem Witch Trials. (You wouldn't say, "Octavian was a character in 'Antony and Cleopatra' by Shakespeare.")
Marauder  8/30/2014
Actor/comedian Andy Richter has a daughter named Mercy.
sarahj  7/18/2007
In Martin Chuzzlewit the awful Mr Pecksniff has two daughters named Mercy and Charity. He is one of the most hypocritical characters in all literature! The girls, who are materialistic and out for themselves, are known as Merry and Cherry.
Anneza  4/16/2007
Well then, what would a girl named Mercy's boyfriend say:
"Have Mercy on me! Please!"
― Anonymous User  1/7/2007
Also spelled Merci, Mercie.
― Anonymous User  6/17/2006
In "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" by Elizabeth George Speare, the main character, Kit, has a cousin named this.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2005
In the book 'The Ransom of Mercy Carter', the French minister guy called her by the French version of her name: Marie Cartier.
echo_of_the_past  8/2/2005

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