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Girl Name: Clair

Name: Clair
Pronunciation: \c-lair\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Clair's also a boy name)
Meaning: bright, famous
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Clairy, Klaire, Clayre, Clary, Clarry, Clarie, Clari, Clare, Clara, Clairey
Similar Names: Alair, Blair
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1942
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7493


Clair \c-lair\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Clair), is a variant of Claire (Latin), and the meaning of Clair is "bright, famous".

The baby name Clair sounds like Clairy, Klaire, Clayre, Clary, Clarry, Clarie, Clari, Clare, Clara and Clairey. Other similar baby names are Alair and Blair.


Clair is a very popular first name for women (#1942 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7493 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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