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Such a pretty and lovely name.
iwant2baurora  11/2/2005
There is a Resident Evil character named Claire Redfield.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2005
Actress Claire Danes is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Claire was the name of Mrs Huxtable - the wife/mother on The Cosby Show, played by Phylicia Rashad.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Claire Standish is the name of Molly Ringwald's character in the film "The Breakfast Club".
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
Claire Littleton (played by Emilie de Ravin) is a character on the TV show "Lost."
amandalee  1/23/2006
My name is Claire and I have also known other Claires, and I would have to say the pronunciation as "Kler" isn't correct in any language. The proununciation is "Cl - AIR" or "Kl - AIR" with the "air" sound as opposed to an "er" sound.
[ER = air on this site's pronunciation guide -ed]
― Anonymous User  1/25/2006
The character Belle on the soap Days of our Lives just had a baby and named her Claire.
― Anonymous User  2/21/2006
My name is Claire and my French teacher Miss Champin told me it meant light in French.
ClaireCFC  3/27/2006
Claire Fraser/Randall/Beauchamp is the time-traveling heroine of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.
laura818  3/29/2006
Claire is a great name and also makes a good middle name. Nice that it isn't a fad name it seems to withstand the test of time.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
There is a store called Claire's. They sell jewelery and other knick-knacks.
Clare3333  6/30/2006
My sister's name. She's not 'clear' about anything but it's still a lovely meaning. Claire is a french adjective meaning clear but Clare isn't a French variation. There are more Clares than Claires in England. Though both variations are quite popular with the 80s generation I think now it's declining.
S.West  7/11/2006
Claire is the name of Kirsten Dunst's character in the film Elizabethtown.
lawruh  8/2/2006
Although my best friend is called Claire I think the name is common. Although the version with i is prettier than Clare.
babiirach  8/3/2006
Claire is such a beautiful elegant name.
― Anonymous User  11/16/2006
This is my name and I love it! People always spell it Clare or Clair though. Clair would be good for a boy.
Hero  11/18/2006
Claire Bennet, played by Hayden Panettiere, is a character in NBC's Heroes. I like the name anyways.
Hyugafalcon  12/16/2006
Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume on February 15, 1931) is a British film and stage actress.

She was born in the North London suburb of Finchley, to Edward Blume (the son of Jewish immigrants, originally named Blumenthal, from Russia and Latvia) and Elizabeth Grew (a descendant of Jewish immigrants from Poland originally named Griewski).
sweetbabe  12/18/2006
My little brother likes this name for a girl, but he pronounces it KLER-EE! It's so funny!
Taydbug112  12/26/2006
Claire Simone Fisher was a character from the awesome TV show "Six Feet Under", portrayed by Lauren Ambrose. She was the youngest child of a funeral director, and only daughter. She was a funny, unstable, young, outcast with a passion for photography and strange things (She drove an old lime green hearse, and once put a dismembered foot in an ex-boyfriend's locker).
ClaraWhittaker  3/13/2007
It's cute.
xKatiex  3/21/2007
I LOVE this name! It's so cute!
princesskisa  4/18/2007
I love this name. I feel that the “I” makes it look much prettier than Clare. It gives me the impression of a strong woman who has a clear mind and a clear way of making herself loved by all who know her. My singing teacher bears this name, and since meeting her every time I say, read, or write the name, it makes me think of a soft, clear, and beautiful song.
littlescarlett  5/21/2007
A famous bearer is Claire Washburn, character of James Patterson's book series, Woman's Murder Club. The character is a head-strong black mother of two teenage boys and also a chief medical examiner.
spaz123  5/25/2007
A lovely name! I have a really good friend who is named this. I also like the meaning - clear.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2007
I read a book where one of the characters' names was Claire. Therefore, the name Claire/Clare is sort of on my bad list right now. As for my personal opinion this name is okay, although I don't like one-syllable names much.
Penneyperson  10/19/2007
I like this name. I like the smooth flow of it, the feminine touch. Much better than Clara. Or Clare.
Miss Commenter  11/6/2007
I think it's a bit simple for a first name but I like it as a middle name. I also like the meaning of bright and famous.
renee06  11/13/2007
I love this name. I picked it as my unofficial middle name. It's easy to say and short. I also like the character Claire in McLeod's Daughters.
DeniseClaire  11/16/2007
I think this is a nice name. It sounds so lovely and I can't imagine a girl named Claire, without a great personality to go along with it. One of my best friends has picked this name to be her middle name and it definitely suits her.
Alissa_Blue  11/16/2007
A famous bearer is American actress Claire Windsor (April 14, 1897 – October 24, 1972), a notable film star of the early silent film era. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her film contributions.
AndrewJKD  4/11/2008
I absolutely adore the name Claire. It is a simple, yet fantastic name.
Wednesday Addams  4/26/2008
I think Claire is a really nice name but you have to be very sure about it when giving it to a child.
GarbageGuy  5/16/2008
You certainly don't have to be ashamed of your name if it's Claire. The name is elegant, sophisticated, pretty, short and simple, yet not too plain or minimalist on its own. Still, the name can be combined with other short names. This sounds like the name of a pretty, slender, and pale, yet not anemic-looking young woman with light brown or reddish hair. The name is overused, so it doesn't have much of a glamour factor, but it's still a nice name.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
The idential Hansen female quadruplets (Allison, Brooke, Claire and Darcy) are born in Texas.
Patricia Underwood  5/28/2008
Oh my gosh this is such a cute name. I would pick it over Clarissa, because of two reasons:
1. Claire is a short, cute, name and it has an "e"
2. Imagine a 30 year old girl named Claire. You get the picture of an intelligent, pretty, brown or blond haired woman. If you name your kid Clarissa, when she turns thirty, you imagine a different woman.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2008
Claire Lyons is a character in the Clique books.
wicogirl8  6/16/2008
Actress Claire Coffee plays Nadine Crowell on the ABC daytime soap "General Hospital".
Diamante04  6/21/2008
This is my sister's name. It's not too common where I am. I think it's a nice name, not too overused but not totally weird.
sixblackroses  9/6/2008
Claire is the middle name of actress Zooey Deschanel (Zooey Claire Deschanel).
Charlie1977  9/30/2008
There is a character in the "Twilight" books by Stephenie Meyer called Claire. She is Emily Young's two-year-old niece (though she turns three in "Breaking Dawn") and has been imprinted upon by Quil.
Sophannagh  11/9/2008
I love the name Claire! It means clear and bright, and that's a cool meaning. Something about it to me is just so pretty. I prefer it over Clara - there's just something really simple and beautiful about this name. It's a common middle name, but I can understand why - it goes well with practically every first name! =) I also think the E at the end must be there, or else it looks kind of empty.
RachelLee  11/19/2008
We named our daughter Eleanor Claire, but she goes by Ellie Claire. In her playgroup of only 15 2 year old girls, there are 4 variants of Claire: Ellie Claire, Sinclair, Claire, and Clare. We all thought we were being unique! I still love it though!
bess  1/25/2009
Hollywood star Claire Trevor (1910-2000).
Jonquil  3/30/2009
Mature and elegant-sounding, but very overused.
Kerules  5/29/2009
LOL, there's a store named Claire's! :DD

Pretty name though! elegant and easy to use throughout life! there should be no problems with this name whatsoever.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2009
I've always loved this name, even though I ordinarily prefer more elaborate or lesser-used girls' names. Claire is just so sweet, pretty, and charming in its simplicity.
Anyechka  8/12/2009
Claire is a sweet name that strikes some rare beauty. When I hear Claire I think of "Claire de Lune" which means moonlight in french.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
Claire Forrest is the name of one of the four main characters in the anime (Japanese animation) Red Garden.
missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
Claire Stanfield is the name of a (male) character in the Baccano! anime/manga/novel series.
missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
It's nice in meaning, but too bland, and rhymes with queer.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2010
Queer is pronounced kweer. Claire is pronounced klayre. I honestly can't see a similarity.
Chrila96  12/1/2010
People talk about this name being overused, but I have never actually met anyone named Claire. It's still one of my favorite names, though. I imagine someone very elegant and intelligent with this name, and very sweet-natured as well. Although I think Claire suits just about any physical appearance, I think it would sound best on someone with red or auburn hair (possibly due to Molly Ringwald's character in "The Breakfast Club").
erb816  9/17/2010
Very very pretty!
Chrila96  12/1/2010
Claire is a bit overused, but I still love it. The 'i' makes it look so much better than Clare.
― Anonymous User  12/5/2010
This name is so strong and yet still very feminine at the same time. I love it.
Tawnee  12/11/2010
Even though I HATE the name Clara I LOVE the name Claire! So beautiful!
― Anonymous User  1/23/2011
I love the name Claire! It is so pretty! It suits all ages.
starz26  3/6/2011
I love this name. We named our daughter Claire and we get many compliments. It is such a beautiful name.
mrs monique  4/26/2011
This name reminds me of chocolate eclairs, so it's nice but a bit sickly.
Hushpuppy  5/15/2011
I like the variant, Clare, better, but will not be using it for my daughter's name because whenever my husband hears the name Claire he's reminded of this scene from The Breakfast Club:

Claire Standish: What's your name?
John Bender: What's yours?
Claire Standish: Claire.
John Bender: Claire?
Claire Standish: Claire. It's a family name.
John Bender: Oh, it's a fat girl's name.
MiYung  5/23/2011
In response to the Breakfast Club character Claire. You have to remember that the boy that insulted her really had a crush on her. She was the rich, stylish and yes, spoiled girl. But the point is, your husband has to see how the character Claire was seen as a whole and she was portrayed as quite attractive and popular.
― Anonymous User  8/5/2011
I love the name Claire, but I feel that it may be on its way to becoming too common. I hope I'm wrong because if I have a daughter, Claire was my first choice for names.
GibsonGirl  8/18/2011
I have always liked the name Clair (also spelled Clare or Claire). Most likely because there is a county in Alabama by the name of St. Clair, and I've always liked it out there. No offense to anyone, but please save this name for your daughters rather than your sons. It is a GIRL'S name. Trust me.
St.ClairK59  2/21/2012
Pretty, elegant girls name.
Amanda_M87  2/24/2012
My name's Claire. I've met a few other Claires too, so the name isn't uncommon. My friends like to called me Clairebear. :)
geminibynature  3/22/2012
My name is Claire. And I have an interesting story about this name. My mothers midwife who was delivering me has the same last name that as my father, and her first name was Claire. So because I was gonna have the same last name as her my mother thought it fit to give me her first name too. So I have the same first and last name as the woman who delivered me. My mother is a psycho.. Also when I met my boyfriend it turns out his doctors name is Claire and her last name is the same as mine also.. Maybe it's the one who delivered me? And I HATE being called Clairebear.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2012
Claire Danes (born 1979 in New York City) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Claire Trevor (born 1910 in New York City) was an American actress.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
Claire McCaskill (born 1953 in Rolla, Missouri) is a United States Senator.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2012
I love this name. I imagine a sweet, nice and caring woman with some class. Also if you're not a fan of the over popular middle name Marie, than this is a great substitute.
555jazzy  7/24/2012
Claire Donahue (born 1989 in Dallas, Texas) is an American swimmer.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2012
Claire Skinner (born 1965) is a British actress. She, among other things, plays Sue Brockman in Outnumbered.
AnastasiaE  9/26/2012
I love this name!
My name is Claire Brittany - Claire because my parents like the name, and Brittany is a place in France they love!
clairebrittany  11/16/2012
This is a really pretty name. I can sort of picture it on an old person, I guess...
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
The name Claire means "full of light".
― Anonymous User  5/13/2013
My brother's 5 year old daughter is named Claire. It's quite common, he says there is another Claire in her class but that doesn't seem to bother her. It's a lovely name, somehow modern and old fashioned at the same time. It makes me think of an elegant young woman, which hopefully my niece will turn out to be! ;)
Isabel Price  8/12/2013
This name makes me think of "clarity" or "clear;" in sum, something very shiny, like a sparkly dress, glitter, or something crystal clear. It reminds me of a fairy princess!
flamingrubyred  10/14/2013
Claire Farron a.k. a Lightning is the main protagonist of Final Fantasy XIII.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2014
One of my best friend's name is Claire, it suits her perfectly! She's the only Claire I know, too. Her middle name is Venice, like the city, which is really pretty with Claire. I like that spelling the best, too.
silverstar  5/23/2014
I would say that there is a slight difference in pronunciation from French to English. In English it's Cl-air and in French it's cl-Erh.
DaisyGraceBaker  6/22/2014
Very pretty and sophisticated! :D.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
Claire Cooper, a British actress.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
When my Mother was expecting she had thought of many names - boys names were never thought of - one Sunday close to her/my due date, she was watching a black & white movie which starred Claire Bloom. The opening titles of the film were of a handwriting font & my Mother liked the way the name Claire looked written. Thus I was named Claire. It wasn't a commonly used name in my region & I was the only one in my Primary School class named Claire. When I was younger it seemed dull & not a very girly name, also couldn't be shortened to create a nickname but I have grown into my name & have now come to like it & appreciate its simplicity but also its classic elegance by not permitting abbreviations... :-)
Claire2005  9/10/2014
This is one of my favorite names for girls. I think it sounds very feminine and classic. Clara is nice too, but I actually prefer Claire, since it seems like just about all parents are naming their little girls something that ends in "a" nowadays, so Claire is more unique. A longer middle name, like "Elizabeth", might sound nice with it.
jdstew76  12/27/2014
If used as a girl's name, either this or Clare should be the only ways to spell it. The spelling "Clair" is supposed to be a male name.
PinkJazzX  3/4/2015
Claire Temple from Marvel Comics and adaptations, notably the Netflix 'Daredevil' series.
Feorsteorra  6/15/2015
Claire Danvers is the lead character in the book series by Rachel Caine, The Morganville Vampires.
― Anonymous User  11/7/2015
Claire Dearing is the pretty red-haired heroine of the film "Jurassic World". Played by Bryce Dallas Howard.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2015
I hate this name. For starters, it's become too common. It's like Taylor ten years ago or Ashley twenty years ago. For another thing, because of the Breakfast Club, Claire makes me think of a fat girl.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2016
This name is simply beautiful. Every positive adjective can be used to describe it. If you are considering this name for your little girl (if for a middle name in this case), some combos I have that you more than welcome to take a look at are:

Delia Claire
Josephine Claire
Lydia Claire
Savannah Claire
Vanessa Claire
Veronica Claire.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2016
Very pretty, but also very boring. Claire is so common and bland that I can't picture a real personality to go along with the name. Clara is a bit better, but not by much; I prefer the Italian form Chiara, as it feels like more thought was put into naming the girl than just going with the boring Claire.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
I think this name is lovely- I'm using it for one of my characters.
angelcakesluvsyababy  5/11/2016
Claire and Clare, are nice but I prefer Claire.
Eileen1209864  6/20/2016
Claire (played by the stunningly beautiful Natalie Zea) is the name of Serial-Killer Joe Carroll's lovely wife on the ABC series THE FOLLOWING.
DGC  6/28/2016
Clare is the subject of the movie "The Time Traveler's Wife", played by the beautiful Rachel McAdams. Both a book and a movie.
DGC  6/28/2016
This name is nice and it has lots of other variations like Klair, Clair, Klaire, and it is short but elegant and the good thing about short names is that they don't get a lot of ugly nicknames. This name is also nicer than Clara for some reason.
Sania01  7/22/2016
Claire Underwood is one of the main characters in the Netflix series House of Cards.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2016
I find this name quite boring.. maybe Clara is more interesting.
purdey  2/8/2017
Claire Rhiannon Holt is an Australian actress, known for her roles as Emma Gilbert on the television show H₂O: Just Add Water and Rebekah Mikaelson on The CW series The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off series The Originals.
cutenose  2/28/2017
My first daughter Claire is named after her mother and grandmother. She was born one second after midnight Eastern Standard Time to usher in the decade of the 1980's. According to Star Magazine she was the first baby born in the world to usher in that decade. Star Magazine returned yearly to do a story on her for her first five years. They returned on her tenth birthday and did another story on here.

According to me that makes her a famous person, but more importantly than that she will always be a "Super STAR" to me.
BUNZ  5/20/2017
When using this name for a girl, spell it either "Claire" or "Clare". Don't spell it "Clair" since that is supposed to be a male name.
PinkJazzX  6/10/2017
My name is Claire and I like it. People always spell it like
And rarely people spell it right. I've never seen a male with the name Claire (or any other spelling)

My name is Claire Elaine (not giving my last name) and I like the way it fits!
― Anonymous User  7/9/2017
I hate this name.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2017
I think this name is almost perfect! It's classic, pretty, uncomplicated, and very usable. I see it working in all kinds of situations throughout a person's life. We used it as a middle name for one of our kids: Elizabeth Claire. I like it even more now than I did back then and kind of wish I could use it as a first name for another child... Oh, well. I guess we'll have to think of something else.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2017
I've always associated this name with Claire Danes, the actress. She was born in '79, when this name was ranked #400. Her parents did a really good job in combining Claire and Danes - they look and sound great together. It sounds strong, classy, unique, beautiful, and edgy - all those characteristics together. Someone described Claire as a 30-year-old (in 2008), intelligent and pretty, with blond or brown hair. That person must have had Claire Danes in mind.

Claire seems like a name that has been very popular in the 90s and forward in fiction, film, and TV. It's a name that people who like creating characters enjoy using.

It's been increasing in popularity over time, but I'm surprised it's still just ranked #40. It seems like it would be way overused, in the top 10, like Ava or Sophia. I've always loved this name, but does sound a bit pretentious, like you're trying too hard. I've always seen this as a name that was more popular in the UK among the older crowd, but the graphs on this site showed that it was never super-popular in the UK.
NameBrand  11/10/2017
Beautiful name, short and not too popular nowadays. Perfect for a classy lady. I don't like Clare though, Claire is better.
― Anonymous User  11/20/2017
Not a fan of this name.. it’s a bit annoying. I always think of Eclair too.
ItsDeleceNotDallas  12/17/2017
Beautiful name. If I have a daughter, I'll name her Sadie Claire.
― Anonymous User  1/20/2018

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