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What does Cleary mean?

Cleary Pronunciation of Cleary [cleary] as a boys' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cleary is "learned one".

Associated with: irish.


Creative forms:
(male) Cleady, Clearie, ..

(female) Cleacy, Cleara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cleary Connor (C.C.), ..

How popular is Cleary?

Cleary is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2120 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cleary has yet to be ranked in the list so far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Cleary is pronounced similarly to Clarey, Claro and Clarry. Other recommended names are Amery, Berry, Caerd, Caesar, Caezar, Caley, Camry, Card, Carey, Carly, Carny, Carr, Cary, Caryl, Casar, Cedro, Cesar, Cesare, Cesaro, Cezar, Chany, Charly, Cheney, Cheny, Chesny, Claes, Clair, Claire, Clancy, Claney, Clare, Clark, Clarke, Claron, Claud, Claus, Clay, Clayre, Cleandro, Cleante, Cleanto (see Cleanth), Cleavon, Clem, Clemmy, Cleo, Cleon, Clerc, Clerk, Clete, Cleto, Cletos, Cletus, Cleve, Clevon, Cloy, Corry, Cory, Cowry, Curry, Derry, Ellary, Emery, Geary, Henry, Hilary, Jefry, Jerry, Keary, Kerry, Leary, Perry and Valery. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cleary.

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