[ 2 syll. cla-ra, cl-ara ] The baby girl name Clara is pronounced as KLAER-ah or KLEHR-ah in English or KLAA-Raa in German, Italian and Spanish †. Clara is largely used in the Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages. Its origin is Latin. Clara is a variant transcription of the name Clare (English).
Clara is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also considered fairly trendy. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.912% of baby girls were given the name Clara. It had a ranking of #18 then. The baby name has substantially fallen in popularity since then. In 2018, its usage was 0.156% and its ranking #103, enjoying a minor resurgence in the recent decade. Within all girl names in its family, Clara was the most popular. In 2018, Clara was 8 times more frequently used than the subsequent ranked name, Clare. The name Clara has mainly been a girl name, though it has also been given to boys in the last century. There were 102 times as many girls than boys who were named Clara in 1910.
Baby names that sound like Clara include Klara, Callyr, Chloris, Chloriss, Chlorys, Chloryss, Clairisse, Clari, Clarice, Clarie, Clarisse, Clarrie, Clarry, Cleora, Clora, Cloree, Clorey, Clori, Clorie, and Cloris.
† Pronunciation for Clara: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
A famous person named Clara is Nurse, Clara Barton, born 25 December 1821 - 12 April 1912, North Oxford, Massachusetts.