Claire Name Meaning & Origin

Claire

Pronunciation: KLAYR (key)

Origin of the name Claire:

Derived from the Latin clārus (bright, clear, famous). Clare is a common name throughout Europe and the British Isles, its popularity once due in part to the fame of St. Clare of Assisi (c. 1193 - 1253). The Italian nun who founded the order of the Poor Clares.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Clara, Clare, Klaire

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Nicknames for Claire

ClaireBear, Clarabella, Cay, Clairy, Eclaire, Clay, Clarisse, Lairy,Clairechen

My Claire has flaming red hair - We call her RedHairy Clairy

When our older son first met his baby sister Claire he decided that the sounds she made sounded like little kitten sounds. So we have ALWAYS called her "Claire Cat". She also just so happens to be obsessed with cats :)

I've been called Clarabelle, ClaireBear, CareBear, Clarrissa. Some of my family is from Spain and they call me Clara and Clarita. My best friend calls me Clairey

Meanings and history of the name Claire

Bright or clear, also distinguished

Famous real-life people named Claire

Claire Boucher(Grimes), Canadian artist, musician, and singer-songwriter
Claire Danes, American actress
Claire Holt, Australian actress
Claire Foy, English actress
Claire Skinner, English actress
Claire Trevor, American actress
Claire Lee Chennault (male), American military aviator
Claire McCaskill, United States senator
Claire McDowell, American actress of the silent era
Claire Coffee, American actress
Claire Reid, child YouTuber

Claire in song, story & screen

Claire Danvers, main character in the Morganville Vampire books
Claire Bennet, character on the TV show "Heroes"
Claire Dunphy, character on the TV show "Modern Family"
Claire Fisher, character from HBO series "Six Feet Under"
Claire Kincaid, character on "Law and Order"
Claire Littleton, character on TV show "Lost"
Claire Standish, character in movie "The Breakfast Club"
Claire McCleod, McLeods Daughters
"Claire", song by Gilbert O'Sullivan
"Oh Claire", song by Cheap Trick
Claire Novak, character on "Supernatural", Jimmy Novak (castiel's vessels) daughter
"Planet Claire", song by B-52s
Claire Lyons in "The Clique" series
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Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp Randall Fraser, protagonist in Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series of novels
"Clair de la lune" is a song by Claude Debussy
Claire- Wedding Crashers
Claire huxtable in "The Cosby Show" (1984-1992)
Claire Redfield is the one of the main characters in Resident Evil series.
Claire is the name of Gabe's mother in Lois Lowry's novel "Son", part of the Giver Series

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