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Gender: M Meaning of Clark: "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk" Origin of Clark: English Clark's Popularity in 2015: #373

Clark seemed to have been Gone with the Wind, but parents looking for a short, strong boy's name are now beginning to appreciate its cool combination of Gable charm with Superman power.

Clark, now ranking Number 373, has been steadily on the popularity list—it was 176 in 1881 and well used in the 1940s and 50s, and is now on another upswing.

Long-term Hollywood heartthrob Clark Gable was born William Clark—his middle name was the maiden name of his maternal grandmother.

Famous People Named Clark

Clark Gable, American actor
Clark Gregg, American actor
Clark Harris, American football player
Clark Haggans, American football player
Clark Gilmer, female contestant/model on "America's Next Top Model"
Clark Otis Marsden, son of actor Jason Marsden
Gordon Haddon Clark, American philosopher
William Clark, American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor; of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Pop Culture References for the name Clark

Clark Kent, the mild-mannered reporter disguise of Superman
Clark Edison, intern on American TV show "Bones"
Clark Griswold, patriarch of the Griswold family in the "National Lampoon's Vacation" movies
Clark Salinger, from the TV series "Ed"
Clark Wilkins, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, character from the film "The Goonies," played by Corey Feldman
Clark Thompson, character in the novel "Station Eleven"
Sheriff Clark Hudson, a character on MTV's "Scream"

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