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What does the name "Claire" mean?

Claire (French): Illustrious

The name "Claire" is of French origin and it means "Illustrious". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

L is for luster, your shine.

A is for activities, for you have many.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

Your name in reverse order is "Erialc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rilace". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Claire" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Claire? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 169,800 babies born with the name Claire in the United States. That's more than enough Claires to occupy the country of Saint Lucia with an estimated population of 166,526 (as of May 10, 2010). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 21 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Claire" was in 2014 with a total of 4,991 babies. (That's a lot of baby Claires)

According to the 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Claire" ranks #68 in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 128 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2012. Across the entire United States a total of 4,941 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Claire popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Claire in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Claire

Claire Danes

Claire Danes is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1992 to present. Claire was born in 1979 as Claire Catherine Danes in Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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Claire Forlani

Claire Forlani is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1991 to present. Claire was born in 1972 as Claire Antonia Forlani in Twickenham, London, England.

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Claire King

Claire King is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Claire was born in 1963 as Jayne Claire Seed in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Claire Sweeney

Claire Sweeney is an actress, television presenter, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1989 to present. Claire was born in 1971 as Claire Jane Sweeney in Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

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Claire Richards

Claire Richards is a singer-songwriter and dancer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1997 to present. Claire was born in 1977 as Claire Richards in Hillingdon, London, England.

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Claire Bloom

Claire Bloom is an actress (stage and film) with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1948 to present. Claire was born in 1931 as Patricia Claire Blume in Finchley, London, England.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.