Clarke

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
68k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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  1. An English occupational surname, a variant of Clark

Notable Persons Named Clarke

Isaac Hanson is a musician. He plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, Electronic keyboard, Synthesizer, Drum kit, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 1992. Isaac was given the name Clarke Isaac Hanson on November 17th, 1980.

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Clarke Peters is an actor and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Clarke was given the name Peter Clarke on April 7th, 1952 in New York City.

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Clarke is also known as Prisoner 319, Clarke of the Sky People, Wanheda, Clarke of the Sky People (television), and Wanheda (television).

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Clarke Carlisle is a soccer player for the Blackpool F.C., Queens Park Rangers F.C., Leeds United F.C., Watford F.C., Luton Town F.C., Burnley F.C., Preston North End F.C., Northampton Town F.C., York City F.C., and England national under-21 football team. Clarke was born on October 14th, 1979 in Preston, England.

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Gary Clarke is an actor: michael shayne, the virginian, actor, and the virginian (tv series). Gary was given the name Clarke Frederic Lamoreaux on August 16th, 1933 in Los Angeles.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Clarke

Emilia Clarke is an actress. She has been prominent since 2009. Emilia was born on October 26th, 1986 in London, England.

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Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a hard science fiction and popular science writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1946 to 2008. Arthur was given the name Arthur Charles Clarke on December 16th, 1917 in Minehead, Somerset, England. He left this life on March 19th, 2008.

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Joan Clarke was a cryptanalysis and cryptanalyst. Joan was given the name Joan Elisabeth Lowther Clarke on June 24th, 1917 in West Norwood, London, UK. Joan is also known as Joan Clarke Murray (1952-1996), Murray, and Joan. She left this life on September 4th, 1996.

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Jason Clarke is a film and television actor. They were most active from 1995 to present. Jason was born on July 17th, 1968 in Winton, Queensland, Australia.

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Kenneth Clarke is a Minister without Portfolio, Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation, Skills, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary, Secretary of State for Education, Sci. Kenneth was born on July 2nd, 1940 in West Bridgford.

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John Cooper Clarke is a writer. John was born on January 25th, 1949 in Salford, Lancashire, England.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 5 0 5
1887 5 0 5
1890 5 0 5
1896 6 0 6
1903 8 0 8
1904 6 0 6
1905 6 0 6
1909 6 0 6
1910 6 0 6
1912 17 0 17
1913 17 0 17
1914 16 0 16
1915 39 0 39
1916 22 0 22
1917 27 0 27
1918 34 0 34
1919 28 0 28
1920 33 0 33
1921 37 0 37
1922 38 0 38
1923 30 0 30
1924 29 0 29
1925 33 0 33
1926 37 0 37
1927 27 0 27
1928 23 0 23
1929 28 0 28
1930 28 0 28
1931 26 0 26
1932 31 0 31
1933 40 0 40
1934 43 0 43
1935 34 0 34
1936 44 0 44
1937 43 0 43
1938 38 0 38
1939 29 0 29
1940 35 0 35
1941 43 0 43
1942 41 0 41
1943 39 0 39
1944 39 0 39
1945 41 0 41
1946 50 0 50
1947 61 0 61
1948 42 0 42
1949 48 0 48
1950 49 0 49
1951 48 0 48
1952 53 0 53
1953 36 0 36
1954 60 0 60
1955 60 0 60
1956 42 0 42
1957 46 0 46
1958 47 0 47
1959 50 0 50
1960 44 0 44
1961 51 0 51
1962 45 0 45
1963 53 0 53
1964 52 0 52
1965 30 0 30
1966 31 0 31
1967 40 0 40
1968 35 0 35
1969 36 0 36
1970 35 0 35
1971 24 0 24
1972 26 0 26
1973 24 0 24
1974 27 0 27
1975 18 0 18
1976 29 0 29
1977 18 0 18
1978 20 0 20
1979 11 0 11
1980 24 0 24
1981 25 0 25
1982 30 0 30
1983 35 0 35
1984 23 0 23
1985 27 0 27
1986 33 0 33
1987 22 0 22
1988 32 0 32
1989 37 0 37
1990 35 0 35
1991 57 22 35
1992 48 17 31
1993 54 25 29
1994 45 19 26
1995 62 16 46
1996 53 24 29
1997 35 15 20
1998 41 12 29
1999 36 11 25
2000 38 21 17
2001 39 17 22
2002 39 16 23
2003 37 9 28
2004 37 19 18
2005 31 12 19
2006 40 14 26
2007 38 15 23
2008 31 17 14
2009 45 23 22
2010 44 24 20
2011 46 23 23
2012 56 25 31
2013 51 19 32
2014 71 32 39
2015 85 49 36
2016 137 76 61
2017 134 95 39

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Popularity of Clarke as a first name

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Popularity of Clarke as a last name

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Common last names for Clarke

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Wilson
  • Hall
  • Brown
  • Lewis

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clarke U.S.
  White 61.02% 64.26%
  African American 32.10% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.63% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clarke

People with the last name Clarke are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Clarke

  • How Popular is the name Clarke? Clarke is the 4,183rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Clarke was the 487th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Clarke have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,262 babies born with the first name Clarke in the United States. That's more than enough people named Clarke to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Clarke? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Clarke first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Clarke is Friday, October 20th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Clarke born? The highest recorded use of the first name Clarke was in 2017 with a total of 95 babies.
  • Random Clarke Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Clarke is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Clarke: Your name in reverse order is Ekralc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lceakr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clarke? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 68,281 people with the last name Clarke.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clarke? Clarke was ranked as the 487th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
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