Clare

Clare - A very unique female name



  Jun 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clare, meaning bright, clear, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #444. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clare and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clare? 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 Clare. The baby girl name Clare was given to 332 baby girls in 2012, ranking #732 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 4,257 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clare peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1912 on position 402.



Famous with this name

Clare Kramer
Clare Carey
Clare Grogan


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Clare is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clare is currently topping the baby name charts in Wisconsin at position #375 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,435.

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 Clare is where you live.


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Clare origin and meaning

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

Similar to Clare

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

Clara / Claire / 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
2012732
2011679
2010672
2009703
2008677
2007614
2006647
2005684
2004646
2003631
2002582
2001553
2000533
1999506
1998484
1997524
1996518
1995579
1994607
1993648
1992675
1991651
1990639
1989717
1988764
1987725
1986772
1985806
1984758
1983911
1982802
1981988
19801182
19791124
19781093
19771141
19761089
19751034
19741161
19731018
19721276
19711457
1970969
1969970
1968879
1967791
1966749
1965692
1964626
1963568
1962569
1961543
1960539
1959573
1958533
1957564
1956556
1955523
1954557
1953491
1952559
1951516
1950514
1949546
1948561
1947496
1946509
1945512
1944496
1943501
1942608
1941551
1940557
1939539
1938583
1937508
1936524
1935491
1934470
1933468
1932439
1931412
1930454
1929480
1928461
1927447
1926440
1925443
1924474
1923441
1922460
1921462
1920447
1919441
1918407
1917480
1916444
1915486
1914409
1913466
1912402
1911440
1910444

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Wisconsin375
Massachusetts382
Virginia396
Kansas428
Indiana449
Ohio457
Michigan472
Missouri509
Illinois534
New Jersey534
Minnesota545
Iowa553
Maryland588
Pennsylvania598
New York600
Kentucky662
Washington783
North Carolina834
Arizona894
Tennessee949
Louisiana961
California1069
Georgia1323
Texas1354
Florida1435

Even more about Clare


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 Clare 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 Clare?

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
1912
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Clare
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 4,257
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +332

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