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Meaning and name origin

Clete \c-le-te\ as a boy's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clete is "glory". Clete is a variant of Cletus (Greek): from Kleitos, the name of one of Alexander the Great's generals.


Clete is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Clete and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Cletus. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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 commonly used than Clete.