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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 girl names Chiara, Claire, Clarette and Clarissa.

There is 1 masculine form of Clare: Clarence.


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 name popularity of the name Clare for girls (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clare name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clare outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clare and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chiara, Claire, Clara, Clare and Clarissa. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Clare, Clarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chiara, Claire, Clara, Clare, Clarissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Clare.


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