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Boy Name: Clark

Name: Clark
Pronunciation: \c-la-rk\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: cleric, clerk
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Colrige, Colerige
Variant forms: Clarke, Clerc, Clerk
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 406
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 21


Clark \c-la-rk\ as a boy's name is pronounced klark. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clark is "cleric, clerk". Occupational name and surname used as a given name. Made famous by Clark Kent, the fictional character of "Superman" fame. Actor Clark Gable.

Clark has 3 variant forms: Clarke, Clerc and Clerk.

Baby names that sound like Clark are Colrige and Colerige.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Clark.


Clark is a very popular first name for men (#406 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#21 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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