Meaning:bright, famous; level surface
Clare is a baby girl name of Latin origin. A variant of the French names Clara and Claire, this baby name means "bright" and "famous." If you're well-traveled, you may also recognize Clare as an Irish county with rolling hills, breathtaking coasts, and beautiful music. Ireland's County Clare derives from the Irish word clár, meaning "level surface."  Whether baby is born along the Irish shores or has a warm, bright nature invoking the spirit of the island, the name Clare can be the perfect fit.
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