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What does Klara mean?

Klara /kla-ra/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Hungarian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Klara is "famous, brilliant". Variant of Clara.


Klara has 7 variants: Klaire, Klari, Klarice, Klarika, Klarissa, Klarisza and Klaryssa.

Related girl name: Claire.

Klara has 20 more alternative forms via Clara: Chiara, Claire, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare, Claretha, Claretta, Claribel, Clarice, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa, Clarita, Claritza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarry and Klarra.

Kreatif forms: Klaka, Klaro, Klary. [more]

How popular is Klara?

Klara is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3166 out of 4276, Top 74%) and also a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Klara for girls. Klara reached its peak position of #10 in Sweden in the year 2008, and is currently at #13. (Top 100 Baby Names Statistics, 2013)

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

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

Prominent varying forms of Klara are Claire (#44 a year ago), Clara (#108), Clare (#723), Clarissa (#765), Clarine, Claribel, Clarabelle and Clarice. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.3884%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2622%, down 32.5%), with the versions Clarissa, Clare, Clarice and Claribel becoming less in vogue. Clara (#108) and Claire (#44) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for Claire and Clara. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Klara and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clarice, Clarine, Clarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Klara is pronounced similarly to Clari, Clary, Cliara, Clora, Kliara and Klyara. Other suggested similar baby names are Kaara, Kara, Keara, Kiara, Klava and Klayre. These names tend to be less commonly used than Klara.