Diminutive of Clarence

Clare Origin and Meaning

The name Clare is a boy's name .

Nowadays, Clare tends to be viewed as a feminine name, but this is a short and sweet Irish-flavored name that could work just as well on a boy. Noted male bearers of the name Clare include Canadian ice hockey legend Clare Drake, US cartoonist Clare Briggs, and Grammy winning musician Clare Fischer.

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# 4825 on Nameberry

Clare Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Famous People Named Clare

  • (Douglas) Clare FischerAmerican jazz musician
  • Clare James DrakeCanadian ice hockey coach
  • Clare Eugene HoffmanUS Congressman from Michigan
  • Clare Stephen JacobsAmerican pole vaulter
  • Clare A. BriggsAmerican comic artist

Clare in Pop Culture

  • Claire Otomscharacter on TV's "Ally McBeal"