"bright, clear"

Clare Origin and Meaning

The name Clare is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "bright, clear".

This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates.

If you're seeking a literary connection, look no further than Nella Larsen's 1929 novel Passing, which stars Clare Kendry as one of the two protagonists.

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Famous People Named Clare

  • Saint Clare of Assisi (born Chiara Offreduccio)Italian patron of television and eye diseases
  • Saint Clare of MontefalcoItalian nun
  • Clare Maree BowenAustralian actress
  • Clare Grantstage name of Clare Camille Johnson, American actress & producer
  • (Ann) Clare Boothe LuceAmerican ambassador and playwright
  • Clare TorryEnglish singer
  • Clare Victoria BaldingEnglish television presenter, journalist and retired amateur jockey
  • Clare BursonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Clare PotterAmerican fashion designer
  • Clare PreussCanadian actress
  • Clare EamesAmerican actress
  • Clare Rita Mary MaguireEnglish singer
  • Clare ShortBritish MP
  • Clare VenemaAustralian model
  • Clare AsquithEnglish countess, scholar, and playwright
  • Clara Ellaline Hope LeightonEnglish/American artist
  • Clare BuckfieldEnglish actress; twin sister Julie Buckfield
  • Clare Milnedaughter of Christopher Robin Milne
  • Clare Elizabeth KramerAmerican actress
  • Clare Elizabeth PolkinghorneAustralian soccer player
  • Cassandra Clarepen,name of Judith Remelt, American novelist
  • John ClareEnglish poet.

Clare in Pop Culture

  • Clare Abshirein "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Clare Diana EdwardsDegrassi character
  • Clare Arnoldcharacter from "90210"
  • Clarethe main protagonist of the manga series "Claymore"
  • St Clare'sname of the school in the book by Enid Blyton
  • Clare Fitzgeraldin "The Ghost in the Glass House" by Carey Wallace
  • County Clarea county in the Republic of Ireland