What does Chiara mean?
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.
Affiliated girl name: Claire.
Chiara has 41 more different relations 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▲.Kreatif forms: Chiaca, Chiada, Chiala. [more]
How popular is Chiara?
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 2 years ago), 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 (not ranked). Other variants, like Clarabeth, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Chiara was well-received in 1999 (average #600) and is somewhat lower today (#728, ▼32.1%). Claire is a constant favorite, although Sierra appears to be gaining popularity too, and Cierra has lost favor. (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.