Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KLEHR-ə-behl, KLAR-ə-behl  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Combination of Clara and the common name suffix bel, from Latin bella "beautiful". This name was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem The Faerie Queene (1590; in the form Claribell) and by Shakespeare in his play The Tempest (1611). Alfred Tennyson also wrote a poem entitled Claribel (1830).



Entry updated January 21, 2022