What does Claire mean?
French form of Clara. Introduced to Britain by the Normans, but then abandoned. This spelling was revived in the 19th century as a variant of Clare as in Saint Clare of Assisi (13th century), founder of a Franciscan order of nuns and one of the notable saints of the medieval period. Writer Clare Booth Luce; actresses Clara Bow, Claire Bloom, Claire Danes.
Claire▲ has 61 variants: Ceara, Cearra, Cheeara, Chiara, Ciara▼, Ciarra, Clair, Claireen, Clairene, Claireta, Clairette, Clairey, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairissa, Clairita, Clairy, Clara▲, Clarabel, Clarabelle, Clare▼, Clarene, Claresta, Clareta, Claretta, Clarey, Clari, Claribel▼, Claribella, Claribelle, Clarice▼, Clarie, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa▼, Clarisse, Clarita, Claritza, Clarrie, Clarry, Clary, Claryce, Clayre, Clayrette, Clayrice, Clayrinda, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Cliara, Clorinda, Klaire, Klara, Klaretta, Klarissa, Klaryce, Klayre, Kliara, Klyara, Seara and Searra.
Claire has 1 masculine form: Clair.Kreatif forms: Claice, Claile, Claite. [more]
How popular is Claire?
Claire is a very prominent first name for women (#300 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#21998 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Claire for girls. Claire reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Claire and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Claire (#44 via latest list) are Ciara (#673 via latest list), Ciarra, Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa (#765) and Klara. Other forms, like Clarina, are uncommon. These relations of Claire were favored by parents 2 decades ago (median #692) and are almost as common today (#776, ▼27%), but with versions such as Clarissa becoming less in vogue. Claire and Clara are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for both names.
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Recommended similar baby names are Adaire, Adare, Adayre, Alaine, Alair, Alfre, Allaire, Almire, Blaine, Blair▲, Blaire, Blaise, Blaize, Blayre, Cadee, Cadie, Cadye, Cai, Caidie, Caila, Cailie, Caisey, Caitey, Caiti, Caity, Calee, Calvine, Camren, Carine, Carrie▼, Carry, Cary, Casee, Casie, Casse, Cate, Cayce, Caye, Cayse, Ceira, Celie, Celine▲, Chainey, Chalise, Chanae, Chanise, Chante, Chara, Chari, Charie, Charle, Charo, Choire, Cile, Circe, Claea, Clairesa, Clairessa, Claresa, Clarise, Claude, Claudex, Claudey, Claudie▼, Claudy, Cleone, Clora▼, Corie, Corine▼, Elaine▼, Elfre, Elvire, Hilaire, Isaure and Maire. These names tend to be less frequently used than Claire.