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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KLER
, KLAR
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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.
DiminutiveClarette
Masculine FormClair
Other Languages & CulturesClara 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
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Images

Depiction of Saint Clare from a fresco in AssisiDepiction of Saint Clare from a fresco in Assisi

Categories

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