Claire - Meaning of Claire

What does Claire mean?

[ 1 syll. clai-re, cl-a-ire ] The baby girl name Claire is pronounced as KL-ER †. Claire is used predominantly in the English and French languages. Its origin is Latin. Claire is a variation of the name Clare (English).

Forms of Claire include the variant spellings Clair (English) and Clare (English).

See also the related forms, Sinclair (English) and Sinclair.

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Claire is very popular as a baby girl name. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1970s. Its usage peaked recently in 2016 with 0.270% of baby girls being given the name Claire. It was #40 in rank then. In 2018, its usage was 0.237% and its ranking #49, and it was the most popular among all girl names in its family. In 2018, Claire was used 12 times more than the subsequent ranked name, Clare. The name Claire has primarily been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the last century. In 1936, 26 times as many girls than boys were given the name Claire.

Baby names that sound like Claire include Clair, Clar, Clare, Klair, Klaire, Callyr, Clara, Clari, Clarie, Clarrie, Clarry, Clora, Cloree, Clorey, Clori, Clorie, Clory, Kalare, Kaleer, and Kellar.

† Pronunciation for Claire: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"

A famous person named Claire is Claire Danes, Actress, born 12 April 1979, New York, New York.

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