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Pronunciation

klɛr

Origin

English, French

Meaning

If the ideas of clarity, transparence and translucence speak to you, this could be the name you're looking for. Claire is a distinguished name with a pure French ring to it. In modern French, Claire is the feminine form of the word for 'clear' or 'bright'. Saint Clare of Assisi allegedly had powers of clairvoyance, literally 'clear-seeing', hence her name!

Rank in the year 2015

Claire was ranked #137 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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