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What does Clete mean?

Clete Pronunciation of Clete [clete] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Clete means "glory". Clete is an alternate spelling of Cletus (Greek): from Kleitos.

Associated with: greek.


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

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

(female) Clece, Cleth, ..

Middle name pairings:
Clete Jayven (C.J.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. 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. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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