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Gender: F Meaning of Clare: "bright, clear" Origin of Clare: Latin Clare's Popularity in 2016: #719

This is the original, more prosaic spelling, but the airier Claire now dominates. Almost 700 spaces separate the two on the US popularity charts.

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.

Famous People Named Clare

Saint Clare of Assisi
Clare Bowen, Australian actress
Clare Grant, American actress & producer
Clare Boothe Luce, ambassador and author
Clare Torry, British singer
Cassandra Clare, pen-name of bestselling author Judith Remelt
Clare Balding, British television presenter, journalist and retired amateur jockey
Clare Burson, American singer-songwriter
Clare Potter, fashion designer
Clare Preuss, Canadian actress
Clare Eames, Broadway actress
Clare Asquith, countess, scholar, and playwright
Clare Leighton, English/American artist
Clare Buckfield, English actress; twin sister Julie Buckfield
A county in the west of Ireland.
A town in South Australia known for it's wineries.
Clare Elizabeth Kramer, American actress
Clare Elizabeth Polkinghorne, Australian soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Clare

Clare Abshire, main character in "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
Clare Diana Edwards, Degrassi character
Clare Arnold, character from "90210"
Clare, the main protagonist of the manga series "Claymore"
St Clare's, name of the fictional school in the book by Enid Blyton
Clare Fitzgerald, protagonist of "The Ghost in the Glass House" by Carey Wallace
County Clare, a county in the Republic of Ireland