Name: Clare

Origin and Meaning of the Name Clare

  • Meaning:
    Clear; bright; famous
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    English speaking countries
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    From the Latin 'clarus' (bright, clear distinguished).

    Clare is a county in south-west Ireland. Saint Clare of Assisi was a follower of St Francis. She formed the Poor Clares order.

    Clare Short and Clare Martin are politicians, Clare Balding is a British sports presenter.

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