Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. KLEHR-ə-behl
, KLAR-ə-behl

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).

Related Names

VariantsClara, Clare, Clarinda
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)


People think this name is

classic   youthful   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex  


Entry updated November 16, 2019