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Clara

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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

Fun Facts about the name Clara

  • How many people with the first name Clara have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 272,075 babies born with the first name Clara in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clara to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clara? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,234 new born babies.
  • When was Clara first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clara is Monday, October 3rd, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Clara born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clara was in 1918 with a total of 5,779 babies. That's a lot of babies named Clara!
  • Random Clara Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clara ranks 36th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 146 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Clara: Your name in reverse order is Aralc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rlaca. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clara? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,099 people with the last name Clara.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clara? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Clara as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Clara as a first name

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Popularity of Clara as a last name

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Common last names for Clara

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  • Moore
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  • Martin
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  • Jackson
  • Clark
  • Harris
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clara U.S.
  White 15.20% 64.26%
  African American 2.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.09% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 80.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clara

People with the last name Clara are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

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Origin and Meaning of Clara

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

Latin clara, feminine of clarus, "bright, shining, clear", a post-classical name made famous by the 13th century Saint Clara (Clare) of Assisi.

  1. A female given name.

Clara was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Clara

Clara Barton

Clara Barton was a nurse, humanitarian, founder, first president of the american red cross, nursing, and humanitarianism. Clara was given the name Clarissa Harlowe Barton on December 25th, 1821 in Oxford, Massachusetts. She breathed her last breath on April 12th, 1912.

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Clara Bow

Clara Bow was an actress and actor. She holds the title True To The Navy. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1933. Clara was given the name Clara Gordon Bow on July 29th, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She breathed her last breath on September 27th, 1965.

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Clara Petacci

Clara Petacci was an influential somebody. Clara was born on February 28th, 1912 in Rome, Italy. She left this life on April 28th, 1945.

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Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann was a pianist and composer. Clara was given the name Clara Josephine Wieck on September 13th, 1819 in Leipzig. She passed away on May 20th, 1896.

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Clara Paget

Clara Paget is a model and actress with next management. Clara was given the name Clara Elizabeth Isis Paget by her parents Charles Paget and 8th Marquess of Anglesey on September 12th, 1988. Clara is also known as Tara.

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Patti Page

Patti Page was a traditional pop music and country music musician. She holds the title Old Cape Cod". Her career lasted from 1946 to 2012. Patti was given the name Clara Ann Fowler on November 8th, 1927 in Claremore, Oklahoma, United States. She left this life on January 1st, 2013.

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  • Ann Sheridan
    (actress)
  • Clara
    (actor)
  • Clara Langhorne Clemens Samossoud
    (musician)
  • Claire Clairmont
    (noteworthy human)
  • Clara Blandick
    (actress)
  • Clara Zetkin
    (politician)
  • Clara Lago
    (actress)
  • Clara Peeters
    (noteworthy person)
  • Clara Allegra Byron
    (famous person)
  • Clara Hughes
    (athlete)
  • Clara Chung
    (guitarist)
  • Clara Harris
    (famed somebody)
  • Clara Ward
    (famous human)
  • Clara Hagman
    (singer)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Clara

Clara

Clara is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She was most prominent from 2005 to present. Clara was given the name Lee Sung-min on January 15th, 1985 in Bern.

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María Clara

María Clara is a monasticism.

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Max Clara

Max Clara was a notable individual. Max was born on February 12th, 1899 in Völs am Schlern. He breathed his last breath on March 13th, 1966.

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Didia Clara

Didia Clara is an influential human. Didia was born in 153.

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Isabella Clara

Isabella Clara was a notable individual. She holds the title Duchess of Mantua, Montferrat, and Duchess of MantuaandMontferrat. Isabella was born as the child of Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, and Claudia de' Medici on August 12th, 1629. She breathed her last breath on February 24th, 1685.

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Josep Clara

Josep Clara was an influential human. Josep was born in 1878. He breathed his last breath in 1958.

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What does the name Clara mean?

Cis for casual, no pretension here.

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Ais for artistic, adding beauty to the world

Ris for rewards, from your hard work

Ais for angelic, a truly pure heart

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