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Clare Meaning


What does Clare mean?

The name Clare is of Latin and English origin.

The meaning of Clare is "clear, bright".

Clare is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Clare.

The Given Name Clare

This was the form of Clara that was popular in the middle ages.

It may have derived from or reinforced by the Anglo Irish surname, that of Norman invader Richard de Clare (aka Strongbow), whose name stemmed from a river in Suffolk.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Clare Calbraith, and Clare of Assisi.

Clare Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 719 in baby name popularity for girls with 392 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 727 in baby name popularity for girls with 388 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Clare has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Clare Name Popularity Page.

Clare Related Names

Clare is a variant of Clara.

Famous Clares

  • Clare Calbraith ~ Actress
  • Clare of Assisi ~ Saint

Clare Numerology

What will your new littleClare be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Clare are often prestigious and dazzling but most of all they are read more >>

Clare Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Clare in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Clare.

Just for fun, see the name Clare in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Clare in Nautical Flags page.