The name Claire means Illustrious, Enlightened and is of French origin. Claire is a name that's been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
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.
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