CLARE
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KLER, KLAR   [key]
Meaning & History
Medieval English form of CLARA. This is also the name of an Irish county, which was originally named for the Norman invader Richard de Clare (known as Strongbow), whose surname was derived from the name of an English river.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Claire, Clara, Kiara
DIMINUTIVES: Claribel, Clarinda, Clarette
OTHER LANGUAGES: Clara (Catalan), Klara (Croatian), Klára (Czech), Klara (Danish), Claire (French), Clara, Klara (German), Klára (Hungarian), Chiara, Clara, Chiarina, Claretta (Italian), Clara (Late Roman), Klāra (Latvian), Klara (Norwegian), Klara (Polish), Clara (Portuguese), Clara (Romanian), Klara (Russian), Klára (Slovak), Klara (Slovene), Clara (Spanish), Klara (Swedish), Klara (Ukrainian)
Popularity
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