Meaning:Illustrious; Called forth; Invoked
Clete is a boy’s name of Greek origin. It’s a shortened form of Cletus, which is itself a shortened version of Anacletus, meaning “illustrious,” “called forth,” or “invoked.” Saint Anacletus was the third pope. More recently, some famous Cletes include baseball player Clete Boyer and broadcast journalist Clete Roberts. With its impressive meaning and vintage feel, Clete is a great choice if you’re looking for a short, retro-inspired name for baby.
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