What does Claire mean?
Claire [claire] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Claire) is an alternate spelling of Clair: masculine respelling of Claire (Latin) "bright". Claire is also a derivative of Clare.
FEMININE FORM ClorindaCREATIVE 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)
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.
Claire is pronounced similarly to Clair▼, Clare▼ and Clayre. Other recommended names are Adaire, Alair, Alaire, Blaine, Blair▼, Blaire, Blaise▲, Blaize, Blayre, Caide, Caile, Caine, Caird, Cairde, Cairn, Cairne, Cairo▲, Chairo, Clarey, Clark▲, Clarke, Claro, Clarrie, Clarry, Claude▼, Clause, Cleary, Clive, Craine, Guaire, Hilaire and Slaide. These names tend to be more commonly used than Claire.