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Clare meaning and name origin

Clare \c-la-re\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Clare), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clare is "bright, famous". The regular English form of Clara since the Middle Ages.

Clare has 1 variant form: Mariclare.

For more information, see also related names Chiara, Claire, Clarette and Clarissa.

Clare is also pronounced similarly to Clair, Clayre, Klaire and Klayre. Other suggested similar baby names are Clairey, Clairy, Clarey, Clari, Clarie, Clarrie, Clarry, Clary, Cliara and Clora.

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Popularity of Clare

Clare is a very popular first name for females (#796 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7620 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Clare name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Clare with its variant form and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Clare name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Clare outside U.S.