What does Clare mean?
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
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.
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 Calbraith ~ Actress
- Clare of Assisi ~ Saint
It may all be in the numbers.
The numbers that make up your child's name.
Numerology may give you some insight.
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Clare Name Fun
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