Meaning and origin
Clare is a English girl name. The meaning of the name is `Clear, Illuminated`.
Where is it used? The name Clare is mainly used in English.
How do they say it elsewhere? Klara (In Scandinavian, Russian, Czech, Polish and in Slovene) Klair (In Scandinavian) Chiara (In Italian) Klára (In Hungarian) Claire (In French) Clara (In English, Italian, German and in Portuguese)
In combination with other names: In English: Clarinda (F) In English: Claribel (F)
The best thing about the name Clare: Its unusual, I've only met a couple of Clares, so not many share my name.
The worst thing about the name: It can't be shortened, also people always spell my name wrong, ie; 'Clair' or 'Claire'
If my name wasn`t Clare....: It would have been Sarah
Extra information: I used to hate my name, now I've got used to it :)
The best thing about the name Clare: It's not too common and the spelling is unusual, but not weird.
The worst thing about the name: People are always spelling it wrong (Claire, Clair) and that can get really, really annoying.
If my name wasn`t Clare....: Hmm... I think I'd like Lily or Grace.
Extra information: Overall, it's pretty OK.
The best thing about the name Clare: Its traditional, and an uncommon way of spelling
The worst thing about the name:
Clare appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 625. In the last 128 years Clare has occupied a spot in the top 1000 without interruptions. . 1910 was a `top year` for the name Clare. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #407. Our records go back to 1880