Clare (given name)

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Clare (given name)
Gender Usually female
Origin
Word/name French/Irish/Latin
Meaning Bright, clear
Other names
Related names Clara, Clair/ Claire, Clarissa

Clare is a given name, the Medieval English form of Clara.[1] The related name Clair was traditionally considered male, especially when spelled without an 'e',[2] but Clare and Claire are usually female.

It is very often associated with the Irish County Clare. That name was derived from the Irish word ('Clár') given to a small bridge that crossed the river Fergus near the town of Ennis in what is now known as County Clare.

Women with the given name Clare[edit]

Men with the given name Clare[edit]

Fictional characters with the given name Clare[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Clare at Behind the Name
  2. ^ Clair at Behind the Name