Question: What Does Claire Mean?

Claire or Clair /ˈklɛər/ is a given name of Latin/Viking origin via French; the name could mean “clear” or “famous”.

The name was traditionally considered male, specifically when spelt Clair; however, it is now commonly used as a female name and is usually spelled Claire.

What is Claire a nickname for?

Claire/Clare is a very versatile name. It is beautiful, sweet, and has a bit have sass and spunk. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” I think Clara nicknamed Claire coud work.

Is Claire an English name?

Claire Origin and Meaning

The name Claire is a girl’s name of French origin meaning “bright, clear”. Claire is usually seen as the French spelling of the name, while the equally appropriate Clare is English and Clair is French too.

Origin of the name Claire:

Derived from the Latin clārus (bright, clear, famous). Clare is a common name throughout Europe and the British Isles, its popularity once due in part to the fame of St. Clare of Assisi (c. 1193 – 1253).