US Popularity:1898
Other Origin(s):Irish
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.

Clare Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Clare is currently #1901 on The Bump
Boy:Clare is currently #1340 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Clare is currently #1052 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Clare is currently #1898 in U.S. births
Boy:Clare is currently #25917 in U.S. births
Girl:Clare is currently #1922 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 327
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Clare

  • Behind the Name, Clare, January 2022

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Clara, December 2017

  • WordSense Dictionary, Clare

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