Clare - Meaning of Clare
[ 1 syll. cla-re, cl-are ] The baby boy name Clare is also used, and more frequently so, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KLEHR- †. Clare is used predominantly in the English language, and its origin is Latin and English.
Clare is a variant of the name Clair (English and French).
Clare is also a contraction (English) of the name Clarence (English and German).
Clare is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1909, 0.014% of baby boys were given the name Clare. Its ranking then was #534. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is currently of sporadic use. Within all boy names in its group, Clare was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Clare has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1941, Clare as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 4 times.
Baby names that sound like Clare include Clair, Claer, Clayr, Cliry, Kessler, Claero, Clairo, Claro, Clarree, Clarrey, Clarri, Clarrie, Clarry, Clearey, Clearie, Cleary, Cliree, Clirey, Cliri, and Clirie.
† Pronunciation for Clare: 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)"