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Gender: Male Meaning of Clark: "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk" Origin of Clark: English Clark's Popularity in 2017: #380

The name Clark is a boy's name of English origin meaning "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk". Clark is ranked #380 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Popular English Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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 has been steadily on the popularity list—it was Number 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.

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Famous People Named Clark

(William) Clark Gable, American actor
(Robert) Clark Gregg, American actor
Clark Harris, American football player
Clark Cromwell Haggans, American football player
Clark Gilmer, American female model
Clark Otis Marsden, son of actor Jason Marsden
William Clark, American explorer, soldier of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Clark Gillies, Canadian ice hockey Hall of Famer

Pop Culture References for the name Clark

Clark "Kal-El" 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"
Clark, character in "The Thing" series
Sheriff Clark Hudson, a character on MTV's "Scream"

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