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Meaning and Name Origin

Klara \k-la-ra\ as a girls' name is of Hungarian origin. Variant of Clara (Latin) "famous, brilliant".


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

For more information, see also the 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.


Klara is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3166 out of 4276, Top 74%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Klara and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Klara appearing in the Top 1000 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 the years 1900-1909 and are somewhat less popular today, with the versions Clarissa, Clare, Claribel and Clarice becoming less in vogue. Clara (#108) and Claire (#44) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation, with Claire and Clara having a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Klara 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.