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Clare meaning and name origin
Clare \c-la-re\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Clare). Sometimes used as a diminutive of Clarence. In Thomas Hardy's tragic novel "Tess of the D'Urbervilles", Tess falls in love with, and is abandoned by, a man named Angel Clare.
Clare has 4 variant forms: Clair, Claire, Clarey and Clayre.
Baby names that sound like Clare are Claro, Clarrie and Cleary.
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Popularity of Clare
Clare is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#7620 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Clare for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Clare with its variant forms and related boy baby names.