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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KLER-ə-bel
, KLAR-ə-bel
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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).
VariantsClara, Clare, Clarinda
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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combinations, currently out of the US top 1000, invented, literature, Shakespearean characters
Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute