What does Chiara mean?
Chiara \chi(a)-ra\ as a girls' name is pronounced kee-AH-ra. It is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Chiara is "bright, famous". Variant of Clara. Name of several Italian saints, most notably Clare of Assisi (13th century), and follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. See also Ciara.
For more information, see also the related girl name Claire.
Chiara has 41 more different forms via Ciara, Clara, Clare: Ceara, Cearaa, Cearia, Cearra, Ciaara, Ciaran, Ciarra, Ciarrah, Cieara, Ciearra, Ciera▼, Cieria, Cierra▼, Cierrah, Claire, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare▼, Claretha, Claretta, Claribel▼, Clarice▼, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa▼, Clarita, Claritza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarry, Keara, Keira, Kiera, Klara, Klarra, Mariclare, Searra, Siara and Sierra.
Chiara is a rare first name for women but a very popular surname for all people (#38141 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Chiara and associated names. Ciara (#673 last year), Ciarra, Ciera, Cierra, Claire (#44), Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarissa (#765), Keara, Keira (#228), Kiara (#353), Kiarra, Kiera (#592), Klara and Sierra (#352) are the prominent alternative forms of Chiara (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread in 1999 (usage of 0.3999%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2717%, down 32.1%), with versions like Ciara, Ciera, Clare, Clarissa and Kiarra falling out of fashion. The most fashionable birth names in this compilation are Claire (#44), Clara (#108), Keira (#228), Kiara (#353) and Sierra (#352), and there is a rebound in baby name usage for Claire and Clara. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Chiara is pronounced similarly to Cara▼ and Charo. Other recommended similar baby names are Ceira, Char, Chara, Chari, Cheeara, Chiana, Chinara, Cira and Cliara. These names tend to be more commonly used than Chiara.