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Girl Name: Clare

Name: Clare
Pronunciation: \c-la-re\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Clare's also a boy name)
Meaning: bright, famous
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Chiara, Claire, Clarette, Claribel, Clarissa
Sounds Like: Clayre, Clary, Clarie, Clari, Clarey
Similar Names: Blayre, Blaire, Cara, Carey, Cary, Cari, Caro, Carie, Caree, Cloe, Klayre, Klara, Klaire, Cliara, Claryce, Clarry, Clarrie, Clarine, Clarice, Clareta, Clarene, Clairy, Clairey, Clair, Clarise, Claris, Claresa, Claude, Claea, Clove, Flore, Glade, Klari
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 796
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 7620

Description

Clare \c-la-re\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Clare), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clare is "bright, famous". The regular English form of Clara since the Middle Ages.

For more information, see also related names Chiara, Claire, Clarette, Claribel and Clarissa.

Baby names that sound like Clare are Clayre, Clary, Clarie, Clari and Clarey. Other similar baby names are Blayre, Blaire, Cara, Carey, Cary, Cari, Caro, Carie, Caree, Cloe, Klayre, Klara, Klaire, Cliara, Claryce, Clarry, Clarrie, Clarine, Clarice, Clareta, Clarene, Clairy, Clairey, Clair, Clarise, Claris, Claresa, Claude, Claea, Clove, Flore, Glade and Klari.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Clare.

Popularity

Clare is a very popular first name for women (#796 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#7620 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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