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What does Clair mean?

Clair Pronunciation of Clair [clair] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Clair). Masculine form of Claire (Latin) "bright".

Associated with: bright.


Clair has 3 variants: Claire, Clare and Claro.

1 more related form via Claire: Clayre.

Creative forms:
(male) Clain, Coair, ..

(female) Claca, Clala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clair Eduardo (C.E.), ..

How popular is Clair?

Clair is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#754 out of 1220, Top 62%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#6858 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Clair reached its apex position of #305 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Clare and Claire are the popular alternative forms of Clair appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Clair was common among parents during the years 1910-1919.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clair, Claire, Clare in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clair and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adair, Alair, Altair, Blair, Cai, Cain, Caio, Caird, Cairn, Cairo, Carr, Chai, Chaim, Chairo, Claas, Claes, Clark, Clarry, Claud, Claus, Clay, Craig, Craik, Crain, Czar, Ellair, Elmir, Gair, Ivair and Jair. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clair.