Pronunciation: \c-laren-ce, cl(a)-re-nce\
Gender / Sex: boy
Meaning: one who lives near the River Clare
Related Names: Darence
Variant forms: Claran, Clarance, Clarens, Claron, Clarons, Claronz, Clarrance, Clarrence, Clarrie, Klarance, Klarenz
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 93
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 41104
Clarence \c-laren-ce, cl(a)-re-nce\ as a boy's name is pronounced KLARE-ence. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarence is "one who lives near the River Clare". From a Celtic river name not connected with the given name Clare. The title "Duke of Clarence" was created for a 14th-century royal prince who married a girl from the Clare family. First used as a given name since the mid-19th century. Author Clarence Day; lawyer Clarence Darrow.
Clarence has 11 variant forms: Claran, Clarance, Clarens, Claron, Clarons, Claronz, Clarrance, Clarrence, Clarrie, Klarance and Klarenz.
For more information, see also the related name Darence.
View a list of the 6 names that reference Clarence.
Clarence is a very popular first name for men (#93 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#41104 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)