Given Name CLARIBEL

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

Meaning & History

Combination of CLARA and the popular name suffix bel. This name was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (in the form Claribell) and by Shakespeare in his play 'The Tempest' (1611). Alfred Lord Tennyson also wrote a poem entitled 'Claribel' (1830).
VARIANTS: Clara, Clare, Clarinda
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)

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Entry updated October 11, 2012