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Girl Name: Chiara

Name: Chiara
Pronunciation: \chi(a)-ra\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: bright, famous
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Claire
Sounds Like: Cara, Kara, Kaira, Kaara, Carah, Caera, Cary, Cari, Caro, Cora, Keira, Kira, Kirra, Kiera
Variant forms: Chiarina, Chiarra, Kiara, Kiarra
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 86787


Chiara \chi(a)-ra\ as a girl's name is pronounced kee-AH-ra. It is of Italian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Chiara is "bright, famous". Variant of Clara. Name of several Italian saints, most notably Clare of Assisi (13th century), and follower of Francis of Assisi and founder of the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. See also Ciara.

Chiara has 4 variant forms: Chiarina, Chiarra, Kiara and Kiarra.

For more information, see also the related name Claire.

Baby names that sound like Chiara are Cara, Kara, Kaira, Kaara, Carah, Caera, Cary, Cari, Caro, Cora, Keira, Kira, Kirra and Kiera.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Chiara.


Chiara is not a popular first name for women but a somewhat popular surname or last name for both men and women (#86787 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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