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Claire Meaning


What does Claire mean?

The name Claire is of French origin.

The meaning of Claire is "clear, bright".

Claire is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Claire.

The Given Name Claire

Claire is a form of Clara. See Clara for further details.

Claire is a name with class.

This great little girl name has a natural greatness.

Claire is also great as a middle name.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Claire Danes, and Claire Trevor.

Claire Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 49 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,379 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 49 in baby name popularity for girls with 4,693 occurrences. It ranked 12,613 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

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

Claire Related Names

Claire is a form of Clara.

Variants of the name Claire include Clair.

The name Chiara is a form of Claire.

Famous Claires

  • Claire Danes ~ Actress
  • Claire Trevor ~ Actress

Claire Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Claire.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Claire Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Claire.

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