Claire: Name Meaning, Popularity and Info on


  • Gender: Female
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Illustrious, Enlightened

What is the meaning of the name Claire?

The name Claire is primarily a female name of French origin that means Illustrious, Enlightened.

An alternate spelling of Claire is Clare. Clarey is a common nickname for the name Claire.

Famous Claires include actresses Claire Danes and Claire Forlani. Claire Martin is a jazz singer and Claire Hodgkins is a violinist. Claire McCaskill is a Missouri senator. Claire Rutter is an English opera singer. There is also a Belgian princess named Claire.

Fictional Claires include Claire Beachampp Randall Fraser from the television show Outlander, Claire Dunphy from Modern Family, and Claire Underwood, from the Netflix series, House of Cards.

Claire de Lune is a musical piece by Claude Debussy.

Different Spellings of the name Claire:


People who like the name Claire also like:

Ava, Amelia, Charlotte, Olivia, Emma, Chloe, Grace, Owen, Henry, Ethan, Benjamin, Caleb, Liam, Oliver

Names like Claire:

Cuyler, Clare, Clara, Calliroe, Cleary, Collier, Clarrie

Stats for the Name Claire

checkmark Claire is currently #38 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Claire is currently #66 in U.S. births

Songs about Claire

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Claire - Jill Sobule
Claire - Rheostatics
Claire & Johnny - Chuck Brodsky
Claire in Heaven - Capercaillie
Claire P. - Richard Pinhas
Oh Claire - Cheap Trick
Planet Claire - The B-52's
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