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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012

    Can you help me with original pronounciation of Clara?

    Hey everyone,
    I'm loving Clara (Claire-uh), and I understand everyone has their preferred pronounciations, but is there anywhere that I can find out the original pronounciation?
    All I have found is that it is a variant of Clare and a nickname for Clarissa.
    It seems to me that that Claire-uh would come from Clare and klah-rah would come from Clarissa, but I would like to know for sure if there is an original pronounciation and from which country?
    Can anyone help?
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  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    As far as I know the original German is 'KLAH-ra'.

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  3. #5
    I've always thought it was KLAH-ra. I didn't even know people said Claire-a until I started using this website!

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    London, England
    It's KLAH-rah. It comes from the Latin word clarus (KLAH-ruhs)
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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Yep, KLAH-ra - which is how people say it here. I didn't know for a long time that people say it like claire+a, although that does sound very pretty.
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