[ 1 syll. clai(r), cl-a-ir ] The baby boy name Clair is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as KLEHR- †. Clair is used chiefly in the English and French languages, and it is derived from Latin and English origins. Latin origin: It is derived from the element 'clarus' which means clear, bright, famous. Clarus (Latin) is an original form of Clair. In the 19th century, the name was commonly used for men.
In addition, Clair is a pet form of the name Clarence (English and German) in the English and French languages.
The name Clare (English) is the female form of Clair.
Clair is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1913 with 0.035% of baby boys being given the name Clair. Its ranking then was #288. The baby name has since experienced a substantial loss in popularity, and is today of very modest use. Among all boy names in its group, Clair was nonetheless the most popular in 2018. Clair has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Clair include Clare, Claer, Clayr, Cliry, Kessler, Claero, Clairo, Claro, Clarree, Clarrey, Clarri, Clarrie, Clarry, Clearey, Clearie, Cleary, Cliree, Clirey, Cliri, and Clirie.
† Pronunciation for Clair: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)"