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Meaning and Name Origin

Clete \c-le-te\ as a name for boys. Clete means "glory". Clete is a variation of Cletus (Greek). Only rarely used as a name for newborns.


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


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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Clete and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Clete (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Cletus, Cleon and Cleo. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1920-1929 and is now much lower, with the forms Cletus and Cleo becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cleo, Cleon, Cletus in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Cleto, Cleve, Clyde and Colet. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clete.