Name: Clair

Origin and Meaning of the Name Clair

  • Meaning:
    Clear; bright; famous
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Miscellaneous Info for Clair

  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
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    This name is both a variation of Clara as a part of a term used in painting and other visual arts, the so-called clair-obscur. This proces is used to stress the light and dark contrasts which causes a dramatic effect.

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