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272k
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since 1880

Clara

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175k Claire (French)
31k Clare (English)

How popular is the baby name Clara in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,234 1,226 8 #12 girl name
1881 1,247 1,242 5 #11 girl name
1882 1,490 1,490 0 #11 girl name
1883 1,557 1,548 9 #10 girl name
1884 1,864 1,852 12 #8 girl name
1885 1,916 1,910 6 #7 girl name
1886 1,931 1,916 15 #9 girl name
1887 1,993 1,984 9 #8 girl name
1888 2,240 2,230 10 #11 girl name
1889 2,328 2,319 9 #10 girl name
1890 2,496 2,496 0 #9 girl name
1891 2,370 2,360 10 #11 girl name
1892 2,673 2,661 12 #10 girl name
1893 2,541 2,532 9 #11 girl name
1894 2,612 2,603 9 #11 girl name
1895 2,624 2,613 11 #12 girl name
1896 2,596 2,582 14 #14 girl name
1897 2,454 2,454 0 #15 girl name
1898 2,731 2,731 0 #14 girl name
1899 2,448 2,441 7 #14 girl name
1900 2,838 2,826 12 #19 girl name
1901 2,335 2,319 16 #18 girl name
1902 2,440 2,432 8 #21 girl name
1903 2,352 2,342 10 #20 girl name
1904 2,294 2,281 13 #24 girl name
1905 2,405 2,397 8 #22 girl name
1906 2,239 2,228 11 #27 girl name
1907 2,331 2,319 12 #29 girl name
1908 2,364 2,352 12 #31 girl name
1909 2,415 2,403 12 #32 girl name
1910 2,678 2,665 13 #32 girl name
1911 2,702 2,691 11 #33 girl name
1912 3,492 3,480 12 #34 girl name
1913 3,641 3,632 9 #36 girl name
1914 4,255 4,240 15 #37 girl name
1915 5,305 5,285 20 #38 girl name
1916 5,564 5,544 20 #39 girl name
1917 5,643 5,626 17 #41 girl name
1918 5,801 5,779 22 #43 girl name
1919 5,421 5,404 17 #43 girl name
1920 5,485 5,469 16 #44 girl name
1921 5,627 5,606 21 #45 girl name
1922 5,142 5,124 18 #47 girl name
1923 5,150 5,135 15 #49 girl name
1924 5,008 4,990 18 #56 girl name
1925 4,797 4,775 22 #55 girl name
1926 4,485 4,463 22 #61 girl name
1927 4,389 4,367 22 #63 girl name
1928 4,126 4,101 25 #65 girl name
1929 4,179 4,149 30 #65 girl name
1930 4,155 4,123 32 #64 girl name
1931 3,929 3,900 29 #61 girl name
1932 3,589 3,561 28 #70 girl name
1933 3,430 3,412 18 #67 girl name
1934 3,246 3,224 22 #76 girl name
1935 3,081 3,067 14 #81 girl name
1936 2,704 2,683 21 #91 girl name
1937 2,590 2,572 18 #100 girl name
1938 2,680 2,664 16 #98 girl name
1939 2,466 2,450 16
1940 2,326 2,315 11
1941 2,310 2,298 12
1942 2,256 2,247 9
1943 2,096 2,082 14
1944 1,941 1,934 7
1945 1,798 1,798 0
1946 1,926 1,915 11
1947 1,933 1,933 0
1948 1,800 1,793 7
1949 1,716 1,711 5
1950 1,579 1,573 6
1951 1,549 1,549 0
1952 1,510 1,510 0
1953 1,390 1,384 6
1954 1,183 1,183 0
1955 1,303 1,298 5
1956 1,157 1,147 10
1957 1,110 1,110 0
1958 1,030 1,030 0
1959 987 982 5
1960 914 914 0
1961 879 879 0
1962 797 797 0
1963 756 751 5
1964 698 698 0
1965 568 568 0
1966 552 552 0
1967 517 512 5
1968 416 416 0
1969 416 416 0
1970 357 357 0
1971 343 338 5
1972 366 366 0
1973 332 332 0
1974 315 315 0
1975 337 337 0
1976 310 310 0
1977 297 297 0
1978 287 287 0
1979 342 342 0
1980 398 391 7
1981 320 320 0
1982 326 326 0
1983 315 310 5
1984 319 319 0
1985 357 357 0
1986 387 387 0
1987 402 402 0
1988 418 418 0
1989 430 424 6
1990 471 466 5
1991 525 525 0
1992 536 536 0
1993 593 593 0
1994 587 587 0
1995 658 658 0
1996 663 663 0
1997 645 645 0
1998 760 760 0
1999 783 783 0
2000 868 868 0
2001 952 952 0
2002 1,024 1,024 0
2003 1,050 1,050 0
2004 1,163 1,163 0
2005 1,324 1,324 0
2006 1,498 1,493 5
2007 1,547 1,547 0
2008 1,646 1,646 0
2009 1,645 1,645 0
2010 1,838 1,838 0
2011 2,080 2,073 7
2012 2,332 2,332 0
2013 2,504 2,504 0
2014 2,845 2,845 0
2015 3,049 3,049 0 #98 girl name

Want to know about the popularity of the Clara baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 272,075 babies born with the name Clara in the United States. That's more than enough Claras to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 1,234 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Clara" was in 1918 with a total of 5,779 babies. (That's a lot of baby Claras)

According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Clara" ranks #64 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 93 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1925. Across the entire United States a total of 4,797 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Clara popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Clara" mean? The list below shows the origins of Clara as well as things modernly associated with the name Clara such as celebrities named Clara.

Origin and Meaning of Clara

The name "Clara" is of Latin origin, and it means "Illustrious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Clara Bow

Clara Bow is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1921 to 1933. Clara was born in 1905 as Clara Gordon Bow in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Clara Morgane

Clara Morgane is an adult biography. Clara was born in 1981 in Marseille, France.

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Ann Sheridan

Ann Sheridan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1934 to 1967. Ann was born in 1915 as Clara Lou Sheridan in Denton, Texas, U.S.

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Clara Bryant

Clara Bryant is an actress and lawyer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1991 to present. Clara was born in 1985 in Glendale, California, U.S.

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Clara Peller

Clara Peller is an actress. Clara was born in 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Clara

Clara Barton
Clara Oswald
Clara Paget
Clara Schumann
Clara Sun Woo

Alternative Meanings

C is for compassion, your finest side.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Your name in reverse order is "Aralc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Calra". 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.

Past life for Clara born Jan 23, 1979

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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