Clark Name Meaning & Origin

Clark

Pronunciation: KLAHRK (key)

Origin of the name Clark:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English clerec, clerc (clerk). It originated as an occ-upational name for a clergyman cleric or a man in a religious order. Var: Clarke.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Clark: | Edit

My son's name is Clarke, a variation of my best friend from childhood "Clark". We had a family baby naming contest and his name came in first within our family. To me, his name sounds secure and wise, like someone you can count on for a lifetime. All of my other children (3 others) have fairly common names, but I really like his the best.

Personal experiences with the name Clark: | Edit

Clark Super One Hundred Gasoline was a Michigan-based gasoline complete with gas stations. The radio was always advertising it. Their themesong was "Clark's Super One Hundred Gasoline, thousands say it's best! The largest selling independent gasoline in the middle west! Fill up today, you'll see just what we mean, buy Clark's Super One Hundred Gasoline!" And another of their themesongs was "Once You Know You Go To Clark!"

My son is the only Clark I know. We get many compliments on his name and have noted several other peoples' intent to name their child Clark, as well.

My name is Clark I went to school with another Clark. I was made fun of for the name. People said it was an old mans name. Or they still call me super man or Griswald. Nobody ever remembers the name either. They call me Carl or Curt. But all and all I love the name. I think it is unique. I have met several Clarks in my life though I have even worked with another Clark

My son's name is Clarke (my mother-in-law's maiden name) and I love it with or without the "e" at the end. We get nothing but compliments. Haven't met any others with this first name.

I am named Clarke, but I'm a girl. Will someone else PLEASE name their baby girl Clarke so I'm not alone in this world?!

A name for writers you expect are too smart. "Okay ClArk.." and put that piece away...

Nicknames for Clark: | Edit

Kalel, Superman, Sparrowhawk, Gohan, Scholar, Child, Smallville, "Son"

Meanings and history of the name Clark: | Edit

English origin, meaning has to do with a Cleric. Man of learning
which is strange, because Clark Kent was a writer but soar it was Gohan the scholar? italics activate the scholar is ancient chinese archetype for hero
but people said the first Superman made the sound, invented it and kept the name

Famous real-life people named Clark: | Edit

Clark Ashton Smith, pulp fiction writer and poet, painter, and sculptor
Clark Gable, actor
Clark Beckham, singer (American Idol Season 14 Runner-up)
Clark Brandon, '80s teen idol
Clark Kellog (Basketball player in 1980s)
William Clark, explorer of Lewis & Clark fame
the painter Clark Cortez

Clark in song, story & screen: | Edit

Clark Kent is Superman
Clark W. Griswald (Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Vacation)
Clark Davis- Love Comes Softly
Clark in "BenchWarmers" (Played by Jon Heder)

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