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170k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Claire

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Illustrious
  • #413 All Time
  • #44 in 2014
Girls
Boys
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269k Clara (Latin)
31k Clare (English)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188021210
188123230
188230300
188338380
188433330
188557498
188666615
188758580
188873730
188962620
189078726
189184840
189286860
189397925
1894103967
18951181180
189611710611
18971131058
18981421339
189913212111
19001631567
19011271225
19021631567
190317516411
19041701637
190520318419
190622321310
190722520619
190824923514
190926925910
191028627412
191134733314
191246844028
191352649036
191460657135
191586080951
191690383865
191798892662
19181,1351,07263
191999895345
19201,0911,01972
19211,2811,21071
19221,4051,33966
19231,4671,39275
19241,6501,58367
19251,5681,50266
19261,7271,67651
19271,9031,83865
19281,7961,73363
19291,7591,69960
19301,7001,65347
19311,6911,62665
19321,5461,50838
19331,4091,37237
19341,3531,30944
19351,1631,12439
19361,1231,08340
193799495836
19381,1011,07427
193995693125
194098395033
194198495430
19421,0631,02736
19431,0261,00224
19441,0261,00818
194593691620
19461,1331,11617
19471,2011,17922
19481,0441,02519
19491,1061,08917
19501,0571,03918
19511,0821,06121
19521,1001,07822
19531,1041,08915
19541,0561,03224
19551,0019938
195699898513
19571,0421,03111
19589669606
19591,00899513
19608998990
19618118110
19628148077
19636756750
19646126075
19655275270
19665055005
19673903900
19683603546
19693843786
19703453450
19712992990
19722772770
19734114065
19743663660
19753963879
19763753750
19774774770
19784814810
19795405400
19805685680
19816816810
19828158150
19838558550
19849789780
19851,1901,1855
19861,3141,30410
19871,3421,33210
19881,4531,4467
19891,6901,67020
19901,8621,85111
19911,8251,8187
19921,9481,9480
19931,8991,8945
19942,1722,1720
19952,4732,4730
19962,7372,7370
19973,0393,0390
19983,6463,6415#91 girl name
19993,7323,7320#86 girl name
20003,7103,7100#86 girl name
20013,6413,6410#82 girl name
20023,4043,4040#95 girl name
20033,5703,5700#92 girl name
20043,3443,33311#98 girl name
20053,2983,2917#95 girl name
20064,0124,0120#86 girl name
20074,6184,6117#66 girl name
20084,6054,5987#62 girl name
20094,8314,8247#53 girl name
20104,9144,9140#53 girl name
20114,8934,8930#50 girl name
20124,9414,9410#45 girl name
20134,6514,6510#49 girl name
20144,9914,9910#44 girl name

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 1931 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Claire" ranks #98 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 161 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1931. Across the entire United States a total of 1,691 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 charm, the undeniable you.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

R is for relax, you know how!

E is for elate, you make others happy.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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 midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Claire

Claire Danes

Claire Danes is an actress with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 her 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 her 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 specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of her 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 her career being from 1948 to present. Claire was born in 1931 as Patricia Claire Blume in Finchley, London, England.

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Past life for Claire born Feb 3, 1945

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Name poster for Claire

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