Clara - girls name

Clara name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Clara name meaning:

The name Clara is a feminine given name of Latin origin. It is derived from the Latin word "clarus", which means "bright" or "clear". The name gained popularity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance period and has since remained a classic choice for parents around the world. Clara is often associated with qualities such as intelligence, clarity, and elegance.

Clara has a timeless and sophisticated charm that has made it a beloved name in many cultures. It is often used to symbolize purity and beauty. The name has been borne by several notable figures throughout history, including Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, and Clara Schumann, a renowned German pianist and composer.

In addition to its historical significance, Clara has a gentle and graceful sound, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that is both elegant and strong. It has a sense of simplicity and timeless beauty that transcends trends, ensuring that the name Clara will continue to be cherished for generations to come.

Origin: Greek

Bright, clear.


Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Clara , Clare , Clarinda

Other girls names beginning with C


Overall UK ranking: 94 out of 5581

574 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (93)
  • Scotland (138)

Historical popularity of Clara

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