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What does Clete mean?

Clete /cle-te/ as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Clete means "glory". Clete is an alternate spelling of Cletus (Greek): from Kleitos.


Clete has 8 related forms via Cletus: Cleo, Cleon, Cletis, Cletos, Cleytus, Clitus, Kletos and Kletus.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Cleate, Cledio, ..

(female) Clece, Cleth, ..

How popular is Clete?

Clete is an uncommon given name for men. Clete is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent varying forms of Clete (not ranked) are Cletus, Cletis, Cleon and Cleo. Usage of these relations of Clete was common during 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.06%), but now, forms like Cletus have become somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the history of the boy name Clete and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleo, Cleon, Cletis, Cletus in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Chet, Clare, Cleante, Cleeve, Clem, Clerc, Clerk, Cleto, Cleve, Clive, Clyde, Clyve, Colet, Cree, Crewe and Pete. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clete.