Clara

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Clara

  1. A female given name.
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford: Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      But the fashion spreads deeper and wider; the village is infected and the village green; Amelias and Claras sweep your rooms and cook your dinners, gentle Sophias milk your cows, and if you ask a pretty smiling girl at a cottage door to tell you her name, the rosy lips lisp out Caroline.
    • 1956 Tad Mosel: Other People's Houses. Six Television Plays. page 123:
      My mother called me Clara. And everybody else called me Clara until I was fourteen years old. Then I got sick of it. Clara! Sounds like breaking glass. Did you ever stop to think of that, Frank? Say it fast and hit the C.

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Clara

  1. A female given name of Latin origin.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian Clara, Latin clara. Latinate variant of Claire.

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Clara

  1. A female given name.
    • 1857 Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary: Part II, Chapter III: (translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling)
      Pendant sa convalescence, elle s’occupa beaucoup à chercher un nom pour sa fille. D’abord, elle passa en revue tous ceux qui avaient des terminaisons italiennes, tels que Clara, Louisa, Amanda, Atala ; elle aimait assez Galsuinde, plus encore Yseult ou Léocadie.
      Whilst she was getting well she occupied herself much in seeking a name for her daughter. First she went over all those that have Italian endings, such as Clara, Louisa, Amanda, Atala; she liked Galsuinde pretty well, and Yseult or Leocadie still better.

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Clara

  1. A female given name of Latin origin.

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Italian[edit]

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Clara

  1. A female given name, a variant of Chiara.

Portuguese[edit]

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Clara f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Clara

Spanish[edit]

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Clara ‎(f)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Clara.

Swedish[edit]

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Clara

  1. A female given name, a less common spelling of Klara.