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What does Clarke mean?

Clarke Pronunciation of Clarke [clarke] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the meaning of Clarke is "cleric, clerk". Clarke is a variant form of Clark (Latin).


Clarke has 2 variants: Clerc and Clerk.

Creative forms:
(male) Clarco, Clarge, ..

(female) Clarce, Clarne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clarke Jesus (C.J.), ..

How popular is Clarke?

Clarke is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#476 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Clarke reached its highest position of #1032 in the U.S. in the 1940s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Clark (#373 from recent data) is the only other prominent variation form of Clarke appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Clarke reached its most widespread 135 years ago (adoption of 0.05%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.05%, 6% less). Clark is the most trendy birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarke, Clark in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bake, Berke, Blake, Cale, Carel, Carew, Carey, Carl, Carley, Carlo, Carly, Carne, Carney, Caron, Carsen, Carvel, Carver, Cary, Caryl, Cayle, Cesare, Chance, Chane, Chanse, Chanze, Charles, Charley, Charls, Charly, Chase, Chayce, Chayne, Claes, Clair, Claire, Clancy, Claran, Clarance, Clare, Clarey, Claro, Claron, Clarons (see Clarence), Clarrie, Clarry, Claud, Claude, Claus, Clause, Clay, Clayre, Cleante, Cleary, Cleeve, Clete, Cleve, Clyffe (see Cliff), Clyve, Coree (see Corey), Corrie, Cowrie, Craik, Craine, Cree, Currie, Dirke, Falke, Fawke (see Fulk), Jake, Laike, Lake, Parke, Roarke, Rorke and Starke. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clarke.