Gender: Male Meaning of Clark: "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk" Origin of Clark: English Clark's Popularity in 2019: #387

Clark Origin and Meaning

The name Clark is a boy's name of English origin meaning "scribe, secretary, cleric, scholar, clerk".

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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Rank in US: #387

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Clerc, Clarke, Clerk


Morri Arty Says:


I like this name. Clark works great for males and females both!

freesparrow Says:


We named our son Clark. My husband loved the name from the beginning, and I’m so glad we went with it. It is masculine, everyone knows how to spell/pronounce it, but it’s uncommon. It’s a great short name for lots of fun nicknames. I just love the name Clark!

mackenzielynn Says:


Maybe I’m three years too late but Clark is my #1 baby boys name! It defiantly can be very classic sounding but to me it’s an all round country boy name and I’m surprised it’s not on many “cowboy” lists!

NameLover 11 Says:


This name 's so handsome!! Good middle name or first!!

MonikerWanderer Says:


I looove this name with all my heart. I am going to use this someday. It's short, solid, masculine, but also a little soft. Familiar, somewhat unique, and not ridiculous. A name that fits a kid and an adult. It's all-around perfect.

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I don't know it I would use it. I like the appeal of it, but it seems a little old fashioned.

onebrilliant1 Says:


I love this name for a girl and I think adding an e at the end makes it more feminine.

headintheclouds Says:


The first thing that comes to mind is Clark Kent, so I associate Clark with a buttoned-up image on the outside, and an adventurous cool persona on the inside. Clark Gable also gives this name a debonair, handsome vintage charm that I also really like.

SunKissedChild Says:


Clark Gregg is making this name oh so appealing to me at the moment!

Angelicaecb Says:


I really love Clark as a girls name, and I'm far from a fan of 'boy' names on girls.