Clara

Clara - A very unique female name



  Jan 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clara, meaning bright, clear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #32. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clara and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clara? 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 Clara. The baby girl name Clara was given to 2,311 baby girls in 2012, ranking #136 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 612 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clara peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 32.



Famous with this name

Clara Wong
Clara Alvarado
Clara Tiezzi


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Clara is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clara is currently topping the baby name charts in Wyoming at position #34 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #318.

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 Clara is where you live.


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Clara origin and meaning

Clara is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright, clear. To see famous people named Clara, pop culture references for the name Clara and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clara

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

Claire / 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
2012136
2011150
2010167
2009199
2008204
2007226
2006232
2005245
2004285
2003295
2002302
2001326
2000353
1999371
1998371
1997417
1996399
1995394
1994432
1993431
1992466
1991464
1990519
1989540
1988521
1987516
1986524
1985553
1984586
1983612
1982581
1981576
1980519
1979551
1978594
1977581
1976560
1975520
1974533
1973512
1972491
1971527
1970529
1969466
1968472
1967411
1966383
1965381
1964358
1963348
1962335
1961314
1960313
1959287
1958277
1957259
1956248
1955225
1954234
1953214
1952196
1951186
1950178
1949168
1948158
1947151
1946145
1945135
1944134
1943133
1942122
1941112
1940111
1939103
193897
1937100
193691
193581
193476
193367
193270
193161
193064
192965
192865
192763
192661
192555
192456
192349
192247
192145
192044
191943
191843
191741
191639
191538
191437
191336
191234
191133
191032

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wyoming34
Minnesota42
Idaho54
Vermont57
Oregon61
Nebraska62
Wisconsin67
North Dakota68
Washington69
Massachusetts70
Montana70
Iowa71
District of Columbia72
Maine77
Utah78
Colorado80
Alaska88
Virginia94
Missouri94
Michigan95
Kansas96
Indiana109
New Hampshire113
Kentucky120
Maryland125
Connecticut125
Pennsylvania132
Ohio133
North Carolina134
Illinois138
Tennessee147
Georgia152
Hawaii161
South Dakota165
Alabama168
New York171
Arizona171
South Carolina173
New Mexico174
Arkansas196
Texas201
Rhode Island211
Delaware214
Nevada236
Louisiana236
California238
Florida241
Mississippi244
Oklahoma257
New Jersey286
West Virginia318

Even more about Clara


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 Clara 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 Clara?

2 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
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Clara
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 612
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,311

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