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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Clar"i*on
A kind of trumpet, whose note is clear and shrill.

Etymology: OE. clarioun, OF. clarion, F. clairon, LL. clario claro; so called from its clear tone, fr. L. clarus clear. See Clear

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A medieval brass instrument with a clear shrill tone
  2. Proclaim on, or as if on, a clarion
  3. Blow the clarion
  4. Loud and clear ("a clarion call")

Middle English, from Old French claron, from Medieval Latin clario (“trumpet”), from Latin clarus (“clear”).

  1. (music) A medieval brass instrument, related to the trumpet, or its sound.
    The s call to action has been heard.
  2. (heraldry) A different type of musical instrument resembling an organ.

Notable Persons Named Clarion

Clarion Chukwura-Abiola is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Clarion was given the name Clara Nneka Oluwatoyin Folashade Chukwurah on July 24th, 1964 in Lagos.


Clarion was born on August 14th, 1847 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He left this life on July 9th, 1906.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Clarion

Jacques was born on October 12th, 1779. He passed away on September 28th, 1844.


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Fun Facts about the name Clarion

  • How Popular is the name Clarion? Clarion is the 33,669th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Clarion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 123 babies born with the first name Clarion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clarion to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clarion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Clarion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clarion is Wednesday, November 12th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Clarion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clarion was in 1925 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Clarion: Your name in reverse order is Noiralc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iocrlan. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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