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Boy Names Starting with Cla-

Cla- baby names and what they mean, with 15 results. Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during the years 1900-1909 (ADOPTION OF 1.54%) and is now much lower (ADOPTION 0.16%, 89.8%), with names such as Claude becoming less trendy. Clark (#377) is the most trendy name for newborns in this compilation, while Clausen (TOP 2%) and Clamp (21%) are popular Cla- last names. Here is the list of Cla- names for girls.

Cla- names

Claas - Clayton

Nicholas and variants

Claus1, Claes1, Claas
Var. of Nicholas. Derivative of Greek word. "People of victory." Common as surnames. Compare Claes (UPPER 46%) with popular -es surnames Cornes (UPPER 43%), Comes (16%).

Claiborne and variants

Claiborne1, var. Claybourne1, Claybourn, Clayborne1, Clayborn, Claibourne, Claiborn1, Claibourn
Derivative of French, German, Old English languages. "Boundary with clover; boundary of clay." Less common today. Claiborne was the variation last appearing (1940-1949) in the Top 2000.

Clair and variants

Clair1, var. Claro, Clare1, Claire1
Masculine form of Claire (Latin) "bright". Clair (TOP 5%), Claire (15%), Clare (5%) and Claro (16%) appear commonly as last names.

Clancy, var. Claney, Clancey
Based on Irish, Gaelic word. "Son of Flannchadh." Clanan and Clandy are creative variations.

Clare2, var. Clayre, Clarey, Claire2, Clair2
.. In Thomas Hardy's tragic novel Tess .. Clarey and Clayre are more unique as birth names among the forms of Clare.

Clarence and variants

Clarence, var. Clarry, Clarrie1, Clarrence, Clarrance, Claronz, Claron, Clarons, Clarens, Clarance, Claran
Root fr. Latin. "One who lives near the River Clare." Clarance and Clarence are more widely used as children's names among these variations.

Clark and variants

Clark, var. Clarke
Source fr. Latin word. "Cleric, clerk." Adoption of Clark and Clarke as boys' names in 2018 was significantly more than the previous decade.

Origin fr. Latin language. "One who lives near the River Clare." Unisex name. Rare, with the -ie suffix, like Clemmie, Charlie.

Claude and variants

Claude, var. Claudon, Claudius, Claudio, Claudino, Claudien, Claidianus, Claudicio, Claudell, Claudan, Claud
Source fr. Latin element. "Lame." Claud, Claude, Claudio and Claudius are more commonly used as birth names among these variations.

Claus2, var. Clause, Claes2
Origin fr. German, Greek. "People of victory." Claus is common as a birth name compared to Claes, Clause.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cla- names: Claiborne, Clair, Claire, Clarance, Clare

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cla- names: Clarence, Clark, Clarke, Claud, Claude

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cla- names: Claudio, Claudius, Claus, Clay, Clayton

Origin fr. Old English word. "Clark's town." Claxton is scantly used as a men's name, appearing often (UPPER 4%) as a surname. See also Clayton.


Derivative of Old English. Occupational or place name involving clay .. Usage of Clay as a birth name in 2018 was 59.3% more than the previous decade. See also Cloy.

Clayborne and variants

Clayborne2, var. Clayburn1, Claybourne2, Clay2, Claiborne2, Claiborn2
Root fr. Old English. "Brook near a clay-bed." Clay is a Top 2000 baby name.

Stems fr. Old English language. "Land of clay." Unique. Clayland (compare Cleveland) ends with the androgynous -and.

Clayton and variants

Clayton, var. Clayburn2, Clayborne3, Clay3, Claiborne3
Stems fr. Old English. "Clay settlement." Usage of Clay and forms was up 18 years ago and is lower today.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Cla- names for boys.

1. Claas - Clayton
Nicholas [Claus, Claes, Claas], Claiborne [Claiborn, Clayborn, Claybourn, Clayborne, Claibourn, Claybourne, Claibourne], Clair [Claro, Clare, Claire], Clancy [Claney, Clancey], Clare [Clair, Clayre, Clarey, Claire], Clarence [Claron, Clarry, Clarrie, Claronz, Clarons, Clarens, Clarrence, Clarrance, ..], Clark [Clarke], Clarrie, Claude [Claudon, Claudio, Claudius, Claudino, Claudien, Claudell, Claudicio, Claidianus, ..], Claus [Claes, Clause], Claxton, Clay, Clayborne [Clay, Clayburn, Claiborn, Claiborne, Claybourne], Clayland, Clayton [Clay, Clayburn, Clayborne, Claiborne]

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