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Gender: Female Pronunciation: kee-AHR-a Meaning of Chiara: "light, clear" Origin of Chiara: Italian

The name Chiara is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "light, clear". Chiara and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Chiara is a lovely and romantic Italian name that's familiar but not widely used here: a real winner. You might consider Chiara instead of Claire, Clara, Cara, or even Keira.

Santa Chiara, Aglicized as St. Clare, was a follower of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Two members of European cinema royalty, Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni, named their now grown daughter Chiara.

Chiara currently ranks Number 8 in Italy, and is also well used in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

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Famous People Named Chiara

Chiara Charlotte Mastroianni, French-Italian actress and singer; daughter of actors Marcello Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve
Chiara Zanni, Canadian actress
Chiara Siracusa, Maltese pop singer
Chiara Caselli, Italian actress
Chiara Galiazzo, Italian pop singer
Chiara Aurelia, American actress
Chiara Mastalli, Italian actress
Chiara Ambrosio, American actress; twin sister Bianca D'Ambrosio
Chiara Ferragni, Italian model, fashion designer and blogger.

Pop Culture References for the name Chiara

Kiara, Chiarra, Kiarra, Cheara