What does Clete mean?
Clete /cle-te/ [1 syll.] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Clete means "glory". Clete is an alternate spelling of Cletus (Greek): from Kleitos. Compare surname Clute.
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)
Prominent varying forms of Clete (not ranked) 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)