Clarence

Clarence - A very unique male name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Clarence, meaning bright, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #20. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Clarence and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Clarence? 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 Clarence. The baby boy name Clarence was given to 141 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1005 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,639 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Clarence peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 20.



Famous with this name

Clarence Harden
Clarence Smith
Clarence Kolb


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Clarence is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Clarence is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #479 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,226.

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 Clarence is where you live.


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Clarence origin and meaning

Clarence is a 8 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means bright. To see famous people named Clarence, pop culture references for the name Clarence and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Clarence

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

Clarance / Clearence / Clarnce / Clearance / Clearnce / Claron /

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
20121005
20111040
2010964
20091049
2008928
2007852
2006812
2005672
2004761
2003731
2002699
2001635
2000614
1999591
1998563
1997546
1996521
1995495
1994456
1993441
1992438
1991382
1990384
1989356
1988327
1987327
1986298
1985303
1984284
1983262
1982259
1981257
1980256
1979244
1978225
1977238
1976220
1975225
1974215
1973200
1972192
1971189
1970194
1969194
1968184
1967182
1966175
1965165
1964167
1963163
1962163
1961155
1960157
1959147
1958140
1957135
1956120
1955117
1954108
1953108
1952103
195199
195095
194994
194886
194788
194689
194582
194472
194368
194267
194162
194064
193960
193858
193754
193652
193548
193445
193343
193240
193139
193039
192937
192835
192731
192629
192530
192429
192329
192229
192128
192026
191925
191823
191725
191624
191524
191422
191321
191221
191123
191020

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi479
Michigan547
Louisiana551
Alabama557
Missouri670
Ohio811
New Jersey880
Georgia881
Indiana939
North Carolina974
Pennsylvania1051
Texas1072
California1101
Florida1103
Illinois1217
New York1226

Even more about Clarence


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 Clarence 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Clarence?

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
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Clarence
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 11,639
Letter count 8
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +141

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