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What does Clete mean?

Clete \c-le-te\ as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Clete means "glory". Clete is a variation of Cletus (Greek): from Kleitos.


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)

Prominent varying forms of Clete (#unlisted) are Cletus, Cleon and Cleo. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.4463%) and is now much lower, with the forms Cleo and Cletus becoming less stylish. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Clete and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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.