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 "What would be the perfect twin of the opposite gender?".
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.