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This name can also be a feminine name as a variant of Claire or Clare.

In 1991 in the US, it was given to 66 girls
In 2001, it was also given to eight girls in the UK.
leoBeyene2002  3/23/2018
My name is Clair. Middle name is Mark. I am of the masculine persuasion. My parents met in a Botany class in college and their professor's name was Clair. A genius with plant life and a respected teacher. Took me a while to get accustomed to the fact that my name was so vastly different from everyone else's. Growing up with 5 sisters all with the first name of Mary [strong Catholic influence] made childhood a personal mix of delight and abject fear. My sisters had different middle names, so no jokes. Us kids commonly referred to each other with nicknames. Bullies used to beat each other up to get to fight me. It wasn't fighting as much as it was degrading and humiliating. A mindless show of power to gain popularity at the expense of a pretty decent kid. Needless to say, the association with the name virtually removed my student career. Quite ironic for the son of two Botanists and Biologists. The pattern of torture dipped to a low during Junior year in HS. By then, I had been growing bigger and adopting dangerous hobbies from the Seniors. Sweep to the current day. I've entertained thoughts about changing my first name to Mark, but it would not only be an insult to my parents and their college mentor, but an insult to myself for denying the originality and clarity of my name. I wouldn't have it any other way. My friends all know me as Clair and by no other name. Nothing to prove. Nothing to challenge. It's an honor. Thanks Mom, Dad,... and Clair.
NightShade61  2/16/2018
My name is Clair. Yes I am a male. I was born in 1958 in Ohio. My father named me after his brother whom had the same name and spelling. My uncle was born in Pennsylvania. Over the many years I have had many wild looks from folks who I had met. As of today I still experience the same questions.
cac  3/23/2017
The feminine form is supposed to be "Claire".
PinkJazzX  11/9/2016
This sounds like a girl's name. I'm pretty sure guys will get teased for having a girl name.
Sania01  7/22/2016
A nice nickname for Clarence or Sinclair.
Eileen1209864  6/20/2016
I'm a guy and this is my name, same spelling. I was born in 1997 and I've only seen a really old guy with my name. It's awkward when I first meet people. They either laugh, make a weird face or don't care. I like it because there aren't many guys with the name so it doesn't hold any preconceived notions but I hate it because it gets confused for a girl's name. I've thought about changing it, but it would cause more problems than solve and it's grown on me.
clairmati  6/6/2016
ClairMati & the other Male Clair you ROCK!
& the neg naysayers - Get out more! Clair was my friends name, a VERY butt kicking Masculine Vietnam Vet & Detroit Police Undercover Vice ALL MAN MAN! This is the greatest French name besides my son's name Michel! People in the USA are so narrow minded. This is a Man's name - CLAIRE is a women's name.
MimiMari  3/26/2017
Traditionally, this is the masculine form of the name; the feminine form is "Claire".
PinkJazzX  9/15/2014
Not given in France or very very very rare.
luxsword  4/28/2014
I can't see this as a masculine name, especially because I played the Pokemon games and their Clair is a woman. But it does sound cute. I still prefer Claire, though.
Lolth  4/21/2013
Clair is the name of a Dragon-type Gym Leader in the Pokemon games. In this case, it's a female character.
zaki95  9/14/2012
In English, this would absolutely not work on a boy. It would be perceived as a misspelling of Claire, therefore a "girl name".
merilwen  7/23/2012
I do not like any variant of the name Clair, Claire, etc. It is too feminine for a man and to mannish for a woman. I'm a woman and this is my middle name. Clair is the official spelling on my birth certificate, but when I can I write it as Claire. My first name is Amanda and I hate that too, but it's a little better than Clair. The name Clair/Claire reminds me of a frumpy, mean weirdo teacher I once had.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2010
Lake Saint Clair, the "sixth" of the Great Lakes, is named after St. Clare. Note that in French, however, it has an -e to it (Lac Sainte-Claire).
Denree  2/13/2010
Clair Huxtable (played by Phylicia Rashād) is the mother on the Cosby Show.
bibi66  7/22/2009
This is my name and I'm a girl! I like that it's spelt a little differently than Claire or Clare because I went to school with about ten of them.
clairabella  1/29/2009
I much prefer Sinclair to this.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2009
I absolutely cannot imagine this name on males. I've only heard of females named Clair, mostly Claire, and the name sounds feminine to me. It even sounds quite clear, literally. A very beautiful name, short, simple, but not too minimalist. It's overused and thus quite bland, but I still like it, it's elegant and sophisticated.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
Clair de Lune means moonlight in French. It's been used as a title for poems, plays, books, songs, etc.
― Anonymous User  4/20/2008
I love this so much more than Claire.
moonbaby9307  12/16/2007
I've never heard of anyone with this name and definitely not any guys. If you're thinking about naming your son this then you might wanna choose a different name, otherwise he'll be picked on at school for having a girl's name. Or maybe you could spell it with a "K" that looks more guyish plus it's supposed to sound like that.
alexyasha  7/13/2007
My grandfather's name is Clair, after the surname, and he was in American Women in Science because they thought he was a girl.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2006

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