The Wiltshire place-name may come from Old English *Claringa dūn, the hill associated with Clare (a personal name). The typeface was named after the Clarendon Press, which was named after the Earl of Clarendon (a former chancellor of Oxford University).
- A royal palace near Salisbury, now ruined, or the country house built on its site
- A surname
- A peerage title (especially in reference to Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon)
- A serif typeface