What does Clark mean?
Clark [clark] as a boys' name is pronounced klark. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clark is "cleric, clerk". Occupational name and surname used as a given name. Made famous by Clark Kent, the fictional character of "Superman" fame. Actor Clark Gable.
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How popular is Clark?
Clark is a very popular first name for males (#406 out of 1220, Top 33%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#25 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history of Clark for boys. Clark reached its highest rank of #227 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #373 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the statistics of the boy name Clark and corresponding names. Clarke is the only other prominent alternative form of Clark (#373 last year) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Clark reached the height of their popularity 135 years ago (median #737) and have remained as common to this day (#1186, ▼6%). Clark has been the recurring favorite.
Recommended names are Card, Carl▼, Carr, Cary▼, Claas, Claes, Clair▼, Claire, Claran, Clare▼, Clarey, Claro, Claron, Clarry, Claud▼, Claus, Clay▼, Clayre, Cleary, Cork, Craik, Czar, Lark, Mark▼, Roark, Ruark, Spark and Stark. These names tend to be less commonly used than Clark.