Clair

Clair - A very unique female name



  Aug 17,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clair, meaning bright, clear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1368. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clair and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clair? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Clair. The baby girl name Clair was given to 11 baby girls in 2011, ranking #3752 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 129,048 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clair peaked in popularity 96 years ago in 1923 on position 1131.



Famous with this name

René Clair
Claire Forlani
Clair Weeks


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Clair is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clair is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #1,276 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,150.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Clair is where you live.


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Clair origin and meaning

Clair is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bright, clear. To see famous people named Clair, pop culture references for the name Clair and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clair

We've found the following names that sound similar to Clair, sorted by popularity.

Clara / Claire / Clare / Claira / Cleora / Clora / Chyler / Clarie / Clary /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20113752
20094052
20085283
20074357
20064651
20053682
20044248
20024745
20012860
20004638
19993231
19983022
19972184
19963775
19952330
19944274
19934283
19923591
19912498
19903314
19894071
19882342
19872743
19863153
19852381
19842832
19813263
19782583
19752844
19672100
19642347
19621777
19611833
19592060
19581785
19561975
19551955
19542073
19531784
19521975
19511960
19501886
19481918
19471933
19461390
19441360
19431622
19411653
19401466
19321649
19311396
19301342
19291493
19281612
19271664
19231131
19221863
19201429
19191762
19181155
19161493
19141368

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan1276
California3150

Even more about Clair


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Clair a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Clair?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1923
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Clair
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 129,048
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1914
2011 births +11

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