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Gender: M Meaning of Clarence: "bright" Origin of Clarence: Latin

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The name of the guardian angel in It's a Wonderful Life is rarely heard the rest of the year because of its studious, near-nerdy image, but this could change in the current naming climate.

An English peerage title, Clarence enjoyed great popularity at the turn of the last century, reaching as high as Number 18 in 1900, and staying on the list until 2010. It has two prominent legal bearers--Clarence Darrow, defense attorney at the Scopes Trial, and current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. We can thank Clarence Birdseye for the invention of frozen food. Aretha Franklin and Louis Armstrong both named their sons Clarence.

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Famous People Named Clarence

Clarence Nash, the voice of Donald Duck
Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Clarence "Clancy' Brown, American actor
Clarence Darnell Gilyard, Jr., former American actor & current professor
Clarence Anicholas Clemons, saxophonist (E Street Band)
Clarence Darrow, US lawyer who was counsel for the defense in Tennessee 'monkey' trial (1925), where a science teacher was tried for teaching the Darwinian theory of evolution

Pop Culture References for the Name Clarence

Clarence, character in the game Penumbra: Black Plague
Clarence Boddicker, from movie "Robocop"
Clarence, title and protagonist of the new Cartoon Network series

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