Proper Noun

  • county Ireland (country)
  • town Cavan (county) Ireland (country).
  • A given name.
  • A female given name from Latin, more often spelled Claire from the 20th century onward.
  • large village Suffolk (county) England (constituent country).
  • derived from Old English clǣġ as an occupational name for a worker in clay.
  • A male given name from surnames.



  • The anglicized spelling of Irish Clár, from Old Irish clár ("plank, board"), from Proto-Celtic *klāros, *klārom ("table").
  • Medieval English vernacular form of Clara, from the Latin clara, feminine of clarus, "bright, shining, clear", a post-classical name made famous by the 13th century Saint Clara (Clare) of Assisi.

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