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What does Clary mean?

Clary \c-la-ry\ as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and Clary means "bright, famous". Clary is a derivative of Claire (Latin): French form of Clara.


Clary has 12 variants: Clairey, Clairy, Clara, Clarey, Clari, Clarie, Clarrie, Clarry, Cliara, Klara, Kliara and Klyara.

Clary has 48 more different forms via Claire: Ceara, Cearra, Cheeara, Chiara, Ciara, Ciarra, Clair, Claireen, Clairene, Claireta, Clairette, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairissa, Clairita, Clarabel, Clarabelle, Clare, Clarene, Claresta, Clareta, Claretta, Claribel, Claribella, Claribelle, Clarice, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa, Clarisse, Clarita, Claritza, Claryce, Clayre, Clayrette, Clayrice, Clayrinda, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Clorinda, Klaire, Klaretta, Klarissa, Klaryce, Klayre, Seara and Searra.


Clary is an uncommon given name for women but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3045 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Clary and related names. Claire (#44 in 2014), Clara (#108), Ciara (#673), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarisa, Klara, Clarine, Clarice, Ciarra, Claribel and Clarabelle are the popular varying forms of Clary (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.3074%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2239%, down 27.2%), with the versions Ciara, Clarissa, Clare, Claribel and Clarice falling out of fashion. Clara (#108) and Claire (#44) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Claire and Clara enjoying a rebound in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ciara, Ciarra, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle, Clare, Claribel, Clarice, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ciara, Claire, Clara, Klara outside U.S.

Similar Names

Clary is alike in pronunciation to Clora and Klari. Another suggested similar baby name is Cary. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clary.