Claire

Claire - A unique female name



  Dec 10,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Claire, meaning bright, clear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #238. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Claire and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Claire? 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 Claire. The baby girl name Claire was given to 4,915 baby girls in 2012, ranking #45 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 288 baby girls were given this name - making this a unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Claire peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2012 on position 45.



Famous with this name

Claire Danes
Claire Foy
Claire Forlani


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Claire is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Claire is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #10 - and is the least popular in New Mexico at position #173.

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 Claire is where you live.


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Claire origin and meaning

Claire is a 6 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means bright, clear. To see famous people named Claire, pop culture references for the name Claire and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Claire

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

Clara / Clare / Clair / 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
201245
201150
201053
200953
200862
200766
200686
200595
200498
200392
200295
200182
200086
199986
199891
1997108
1996116
1995129
1994149
1993167
1992158
1991162
1990159
1989171
1988190
1987202
1986199
1985218
1984253
1983274
1982304
1981341
1980403
1979405
1978423
1977419
1976494
1975474
1974481
1973460
1972583
1971599
1970549
1969503
1968520
1967484
1966418
1965402
1964397
1963374
1962329
1961332
1960317
1959285
1958288
1957271
1956275
1955271
1954259
1953244
1952241
1951240
1950237
1949226
1948236
1947217
1946214
1945212
1944201
1943209
1942200
1941197
1940194
1939196
1938185
1937194
1936178
1935171
1934155
1933144
1932140
1931139
1930137
1929137
1928138
1927137
1926147
1925163
1924160
1923168
1922169
1921183
1920195
1919203
1918188
1917199
1916211
1915206
1914226
1913221
1912217
1911222
1910238

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah10
District of Columbia12
Minnesota20
Wisconsin22
Nebraska23
Iowa25
Kansas27
Colorado28
Michigan28
Virginia29
Missouri29
Indiana30
Oklahoma30
Idaho31
Ohio32
Illinois36
Washington36
South Dakota36
Massachusetts37
North Dakota38
Pennsylvania38
Oregon41
Arkansas42
South Carolina42
Wyoming43
Vermont44
New Hampshire46
Montana55
Alaska58
Louisiana60
West Virginia64
Maryland64
Delaware64
Kentucky67
New York67
North Carolina67
Texas69
Arizona74
California75
Georgia79
Connecticut80
Alabama82
Tennessee82
Rhode Island85
New Jersey90
Nevada90
Florida97
Maine115
Hawaii160
Mississippi166
New Mexico173

Even more about Claire


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 Claire a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Claire?

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
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Claire
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 288
Letter count 6
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +4,915

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