Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KLEHR
, KLAR
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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of Clara. The preferred spelling in the English-speaking world is now the French form Claire, though Clare has been fairly popular in the United Kingdom and Australia.

This is also the name of an Irish county, which was itself probably derived from Irish clár meaning "plank, level surface".

Related Names

DiminutiveClarette
Other Languages & CulturesClara(Catalan) Klara(Croatian) Klára(Czech) Clara, Klara(Danish) Claire, Clara(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 SubmissionCläre

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

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Entry updated January 21, 2022