Name: Clara

Origin and Meaning of the Name Clara

  • Meaning:
    Clear; bright; famous
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  • Pronunciation:
    (KLARE ah); (KLAR ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Clara

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  • Used in:
    Catalan, English, French, Spanish and Swedish speaking countries
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    Clara is a town in Offaly, in the middle of Ireland. Famous Claras include American nurse Clara Barton (born Clarissa Barton) who organized the American Red Cross, and German pianist Clara Schumann, wife of the Romantic composer Robert Schumann.

    In the ballet 'The Nutcracker' by Tchaikovsky, Clara is a girl who helps the Nutcracker defeat the Mouse King.

    Clara is currently particularly popular in Belgium - 6th most popular name there in 2006, and Denmark, where it was #12 and France.

Similar Names to Clara for Boys & Girls

Popularity Rank of Clara (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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