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Girl Names Starting with Cl-

Cl- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. These girl names were at the height of their popularity a century ago (USAGE OF 1.6%) and are now much less common (USAGE 0.5%, 65.8% LESS), with names like Clarissa becoming somewhat dated. Clementine (#685), Clover (#1248) and Claire (#49) are three of the more trendy birth names in this list, while Clouser (TOP 7%) and Close (2%) are popular Cl- last names. Here is the list of Cl- names for boys.

Cl- names

Claire - Cleo | Cleone - Clytie

Claire - Cleo

Claire and variants

Claire1, var. Clorinda1, Cliara, Clerissa1, Clayrissa, Clayrice, Clayrinda, Clayrette, Clayre, Claryce1, Clarry1, Clary, Clarrie1, Claritza1, Clarita1, Clarissa1, Clarisse1, Clarisa1, Clarine1, Clarinda1, Clarice1, Clarie1, Claribelle, Claribella, Claribel1, Clarey, Clari, Claretta1, Clareta, Claresta, Clare1, Clarene, Clarabelle1, Clarabel, Clara1, Clairita, Clairy, Clairissa1, Clairinda, Clairice, Clairette, Clairey, Claireta, Clairene, Claireen, Clair
Origin fr. Latin. "Bright, famous." Popular as last names. Compare Claire (UPPER 15%) with common surnames Cesaire (UPPER 73%), Comire (68%), which also end with -ire.

Clara and variants

Clara2, var. Clarry2, Clarrie2, Clarizza, Claritza2, Clarissa2, Clarita2, Clarine2, Clarinda2, Clarina, Clarice2, Clarie2, Claribel2, Claretta2, Claretha, Clarabeth, Clare2, Clarabelle2, Claire2
Root fr. Latin word. "Bright, famous." Clara and variants became more popular in 2018, gaining on average +2 rankings as girls' names with Clare leading the upswing.

Claramae, var. Claramay
Derivative of English. A compound form of Clara with .. Not in popularity charts.


Stems fr. Latin language. "Bright, famous." Clare grew in popularity in 1998 and is less conventional today. Also a boys' name.

From Latin language. "Bright, famous." Uncommon, with the feminine -tte suffix, like Collette. See also Claretha.


Derivative of Latin language. "Bright, famous and beautiful." Claribel is a conventional (TOP 48%) women's name. See also Claribelle.

Clarice and variants

Clarice3, var. Clerysse, Cleryce, Clerisse, Clerissa2, Clarisse2, Claryce2, Clarise, Clarisa2, Claris1, Claressa1
From Latin language. "Fame." Adoption of Clerysse and forms was well-received among parents in the 1920s, but now, Clarisa has become less in vogue.

Clarimond, var. Clarimunde, Claramonde, Claramonda, Claramond
Origin fr. Latin, German words. "Shining defender." Scarce. Clarimond, Clarimunde, etc. are not found in the US Census.

Clarinda and variants

Clarinda3, var. Clorinda2
From Latin language. "Bright, famous." Adoption of Clorinda and forms was common among parents a century ago.

Clarissa and variants

Clarissa3, var. Clorissa, Classie, Clerissa3, Clarry3, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clarrie3, Clariza, Clarissia, Clarisa3, Clarisse3, Claris2, Clarica, Claressa2, Clarecia, Claresa, Clare4, Clara3, Clairissa2, Clairesa, Clairessa
Derived fr. Latin. "Most bright, most famous." Adoption of Clarissa, Clerissa, etc. as girls' names in 2018 was down 2.9% compared to the year before.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clair, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle, Clare

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clarene, Claretha, Claretta, Claribel, Clarice

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clarinda, Clarine, Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clarita, Classie, Claude, Claudette, Claudia

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Claudie, Claudine, Clem, Clemence, Clementina

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cl- names: Clementine, Clemmie, Cleo, Clorinda


Derivative of French, Latin. "Lame." Less common today. Claudette was last recorded in the 1970s in the Top 2000.

Claudia and variants

Claudia, var. Clodia, Claudy, Claudine1, Claudina, Claudiane, Claudie, Claudey, Claudex, Claudette2, Claudelle, Claudetta, Claudella, Claudee, Claude
From Latin. "Lame." Claudia was among 2018's Top names.

Claudine and variants

Claudine2, var. Claudean
Stems fr. French, Latin languages. "Lame." Less popular today. Claudine was the variation last found (the 1970s) in the Top 2000.

Clea1, var. Claea
Source fr. Greek. "Glory." Clea and Claea were not among 2018's Top names.

Clelia, var. Cloelia
Derived fr. Greek language. "Fame." Scarce as baby names, but Clelia and Cloelia are similar to the more conventional Celia.

Clematis, var. Clematiss, Clematice, Clematia
Derivative of Greek. "Climbing plant." Clematis, Clematiss, etc. are not Top 2000 names.

Klementina and variants

Clementine1, Clemence1
Forms of Klementina. Root fr. Latin element. "Mild, merciful." Adoption of Clemence and variants was expansive in 2018.

Clemence and variants

Clemence2, var. Clemmie1, Clementine2, Clementina1, Clemency1, Clem1, Clemencia, Cleamence
Source fr. Latin. "Mercy." Clementine has gained in popularity since 1950-1959.

Clementine3, var. Clemmy, Clemmie2, Clementyn, Clementyna, Clementina2, Clementya, Clementia, Clemency2, Clemence3, Clem2
From Latin. "Merciful." Usage of Clementine, Clementyna, etc. as birth names in 2018 was up 13.5% compared to a year ago.

Cleo and variants

Cleo, var. Clio, Clea2
Derived fr. Greek. Short form of Clotilde and Cleopatra. Cleo, Clio, etc. became more trendy in 2018, gaining +355 positions as baby names with Cleo leading the rise.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Cl- names for girls.

1. Claire - Cleo
Claire [Cliara, Clayre, Clorinda, Clerissa, Clayrice, Clayrissa, Clayrinda, Clayrette, ..], Clara [Clarry, Clarrie, Clarita, Clarine, Clarizza, Claritza, Clarissa, Clarinda, ..], Claramae [Claramay], Clare, Clarette, Claribel, Clarice [Cleryce, Claryce, Clarise, Clarisa, Clerysse, Clerisse, Clerissa, Clarisse, ..], Clarimond [Claramond, Clarimunde, Claramonde, Claramonda], Clarinda [Clorinda], Clarissa [Clarry, Classie, Clarrie, Clariza, Clorissa, Clerissa, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, ..], Claudette, Claudia [Clodia, Claudy, Claudie, Claudey, Claudex, Claudine, Claudina, Claudiane, ..], Claudine [Claudean], Clea [Claea], Clelia [Cloelia], Clematis [Clematia, Clematiss, Clematice], Klementina [Clemence, Clementine], Clemence [Clem, Clemmie, Clemency, Clemencia, Cleamence, Clementine, Clementina], Clementine [Clemmy, Clemmie, Clemency, Clementyn, Clementya, Clementia, Clementyna, Clementina, ..], Cleo [Clio, Clea]

Cleone, Cleopatra [Clio, Cleo, Clea, Cleta, Cleone, Cleona, Cleonie], Cleta, Cleva, Cliantha [Clianthe, Cleanthe, Cleantha], Clio [Cleo], Cliona [Clio, Cleona, Cliodhna], Chloe [Clo, Cloe, Cloey, Clorinda], Clodagh, Colette [Cloette], Clorinda [Clora], Chloris [Cloris], Cloris, Clotilda [Clotilde, Clothilde, Clothilda], Cloudy, Clove, Clover [Clova], Cluny, Clymene, Clytie

Usage comparison for Cl- names