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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Learned

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Clark

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Clark in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Clark:

  • Records indicate that 40,488 boys in the United States have been named Clark since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1961, when 878 people in the U.S. were given the name Clark. Those people are now 59 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Clark

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      3 Positive Comments

  • "Classic but unique. So what if he gets called superman occasionally? Is that really a bad thing?" Jul. 24, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Oh yes, I forgot, everyone likes to put an "E" on the end of my name ... NOT NECESSARY. I'm over it now and just gently remind people." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Although when I was a kid, the others teased me with Clark Bar, Clark Kent - Superman, Clark Gas Station, and Clark Gable, it was a very unique name growing up. NO ONE had my name. I have only met 3 other people named Clark in my life, one I was named after, my Great Grandfather Clark Taylor." Apr. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "Why would you call a child clark... no offense but 😒" Sep. 12, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "not a good name to send a child out into the world with." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Yes, I was teased with the "Clark Kent" thing too... and "Clark Bar", but I've only met four people in my life that had my name (named for my Mother's maiden name). I love my name's uniqueness." Jul. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son Clark was born in 2005. My maiden name was Clark. I love the name!" Apr. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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