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Clark Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Clark is of French origin.

The meaning of Clark is "cleric, scholar".  

It is also of English origin, where its meaning is "clerk, secretary".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 382 in baby name popularity for boys with 806 occurrences.  It ranked 13281 in popular baby names for girls with 7 occurrences. 

View the Clark Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Clark has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Clark to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Clark include Clarke.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Clark Gable, Clark Gillies.

Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Clark.

Just for fun, see the name Clark 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 Clark in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

French names have similar origins to those of other old-world European nations. They are often derivations of place names or trade names, or have their basis in history, mythology, religion or nature. They may also be created names.

The popularity of hyphenated names is a unique feature of French given names. For example Paul-Henri or Anne-Marie. A hyphenated name is considered a single unit first name, not separate first and middle names. Hyphenated names may be of the same or different genders. The first part of the name will always indicate the holder's gender.

Masculine names may be made feminine with the addition of -e, -ette, or -ine as suffixes.