Given Name CLARE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: KLER, KLAR  [details]

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.
DIMINUTIVE: Clarette
MASCULINE FORM: Clair
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Clara (Catalan), Klara (Croatian), Klára (Czech), Clara, Klara (Danish), Claire (French), Clara, Klara (German), Klára (Hungarian), Klara (Icelandic), 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), Clara, Klara (Swedish), Klara (Ukrainian)
USER SUBMISSIONS: Cläre, Clare

Categories

actresses, Claymore characters, literature, medieval, place names, rivers, saints, surnames, unisex, water
Entry updated July 2, 2008