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Claire (boy)

What does Claire mean?

Claire Pronunciation of Claire [claire] as a boys' name is an alternate spelling of Clair: masculine variation of Claire (Latin) "bright". Claire is also a derivative of Clare.


Claire has 1 variant: Clayre.

2 more relations via Clair, Clare: Clarey and Claro.

1 feminine form: Clorinda.

Creative forms:
(male) Claile, Clairo, ..

(female) Claice, Claira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Claire Adan (C.A.), ..

How popular is Claire?

Claire is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#21998 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Claire reached its apex rank of #778 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Clare and Clair are the prominent alternative forms of Claire. Other variants, like Claro, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Claire was common among parents during the years 1910-1919 (average #602), but now, versions such as Clare have gone out of style.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adaire, Alair, Alaire, Blaine, Blair, Blaire, Blaise, Blaize, Blayre, Caide, Caile, Caine, Caird, Cairde, Cairn, Cairne, Cairo, Chairo, Clark, Clarke, Clarrie, Clarry, Claude, Clause, Cleary, Clive, Craine, Guaire, Hilaire and Slaide. These names tend to be more commonly used than Claire.