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What does Klara mean?

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

Associated with: brilliant (light).


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

Related girl name: Claire.

Klara has 8 more alternative forms via Clara: Chiara, Claire, Clare, Clarie, Clarina, Clarita, Clarry and Klarra.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Klaka, Klarat, ..

(male) Klar, Klarar, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name history of Klara for girls. Klara was first listed in 2011 and reached its peak position of #1788 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is currently at #1822. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Klara name in U.S.

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

Prominent varying forms of Klara (#1822 a year ago) are Claire (#44 a year ago), Clara (#108), Clare (#723), Chiara (#1623), Klarissa, Klaire and Clarita. These forms of Klara were at the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (average #1336) and have become much less widespread since (#1290, 71.5% less usage), with the version Clara going out of style. Claire and Clare are two of the more fashionable names for newborns in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Klara, Chiara, Claire, Clara, Clare in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarita, Klaire, Klarissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Klara is pronounced similarly to Clairy, Clarey, Clari, Clary, Cliara, Clora, Kliara and Klyara. Other suggested similar names are Alura, Amara, Bara, Cara, Ceara, Chara, Dara, Delara, Elora, Fara, Flora, Glaura, Glora, Kaala, Kaara, Kaia, Kaira, Kala, Kalana, Kama, Kamara, Kanara, Kara, Karah, Karan, Karas, Kari, Karla, Karma, Karna, Karra, Kary, Kata, Kaya, Keala, Keana, Keara, Keera, Keira, Kera, Kerra, Kiana, Kiara, Kiarra, Kira, Kirra, Kitara, Kitra, Klarisa, Klarysa, Klava, Klayre, Klea, Kyra, Kyrra, Lara, Mara, Meara, Ozara, Sara, Shara, Siara, Tara, Teara, Tiara, Yara and Zara. These names tend to be less commonly used than Klara.