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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Clara

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Clara in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Clara:

  • Records indicate that 262,234 girls in the United States have been named Clara since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 5,777 people in the U.S. were given the name Clara. Those people are now 102 years old.

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    Comments about the name Clara

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      20 Positive Comments

  • "Ee are planning to call our daughter Clara Rose, we pronounce it as 'claaah-ruh' in is old fashioned but very cute and classy and unusual without being too whacky.We have a museum near us with an old victorian cottage and its called Clara's Cottage after the lady that used to live there. Used to visit alot as a child and loved the name ever since." Feb. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are expecting ouf fist daughter in December of 2017. We will name her KLARA MARIA, after both of our grandmas. We like that it sounds very elegant and we plann to call her both names Klara Maria." Sep. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Klaira, it is spoken the same as Clara just spelt differently, I love me name, because it is pretty unique today. I know plenty of Claire's, but no Clara's. And I do love the old fashioned sound of it, very vintage. I am 15 years old" Dec. 11, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Clara and I like it because it is an easy name to pronounce and spell but it is not an incredibly common name. still I have met 2 other people with the name Clara my only problem with it is it sounds like an older ladies name." Sep. 1, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named our daughter Clara in 1999. That's her picture up top cheerleading. Generally people pronounce correctly but often ask for clarification upon introduction :) She's very happy with her name and it's been a good experience. Its gaining in popularity and getting a little trendy." Dec. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a beautiful name! Old fashioned yet trendy! It's getting more popular because people are ditching funky names and seeking something that has meanings." Nov. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first grandchild's name is Clara. It took a while for me to get used to it, since I had a mean Aunt Clara (who was really a great aunt). But it is simple, yet there have never been any other Clara's in her preschool classes or in the neighborhood." Apr. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name a lot - for being old-fashioned and current at the same time. The meaning 'clarity' is especially nice." Oct. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is one of my daughter's name. CLARA was born in 1999 and was named after a great-great-aunt. It didn't seem like a commom name at the time and now it is. I love it and it is a beautiful name." Aug. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my name and I think it's nice......but routinely mistaken for "Claire," "Cara," "Carol." Less routinely mistaken for "Hera, Tera."" Apr. 15, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our daughter Claira. It is still growing on me. My husband really likes the name and many people seem genuine when they say they like it." Jan. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Clara. It isn't my name, but I'm smitten with it. It sounds so simple and genuine; it is innocence personified. Anyone with this enchanting, classic name should feel themselves especially lucky! :)" Jan. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Clara Rose. I think it has a great ring to it. I also like it because it is different and I am the only Clara I know." Nov. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a lovely name, very pretty. And not to common.I can see that people who dont listen properly could make the Carla or cara mistake, but even so still a lovely name" Oct. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my name and I am 24. I dont like it that much. The C L sound is gross to me. Anyways, people tell me all the time it is a nice name. I dont like it when people pronounce it the spanish way. It sounds too uppity. I prefer Clair-a. I get called carla and claire all the friggen time. One time, when I applied for a library card I got it back as CIARA. they lady said oh what a beautiful name. I said its wrong." Sep. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Clara. She is 2 1/2 now. We 're happy with your name." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Clara is a really old-fashioned name. The only Clara I know is an old lady! I know a few younger Claire's and Clare's as well, though!" Mar. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's the name of a very pretty girl at my school... i love her. beautiful name." Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I love it! It's simple, beautiful, classic and at the same time very rare these days and this makes people say it twice like they were not sure they heard it right. And then, they always say: 'that's a beautiful name'!" Nov. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! it is so beutiful. I was inspired by Romantic period pianist and composer Clara Wieck Schumann, wife of Robert Shumann and friend of Johannes Brahms. She was an amazing person with a beautiful name." Dec. 14, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "big annoying girl in my school called clara, cant say i like it" Jan. 23, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds really old fashioned. I wouldn't name my daughter Clara." Jul. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      13 Neutral Comments

  • "I think it?s an amazing name and when I have a child I might call her Clara or Hermione. Idk. If a boy then Edward but for short Eddie" Apr. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is clara people sometimes spell my name wrong so i have to tell them it is c_ l_a_r_a and i hope that people arond the wourld have the same name ." Jan. 1, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "Clara is so lovely,yes siree, she makes great poroamn meals so yummy. Bless her heart, a gentle, sweet, women I say, thank you so much, I learn alot from you today. . Clara, thank you so much for sharing your stories and your recipes, I appreciate it, I truly say. Peace, hugs and God Bless you everyday, I support you Clara hip hip horray!!!~SCDan =)" Dec. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Claire after my grandmother, Clara. My husband and I love the name and will name our first daughter Clara Marie. Marie is also a family name-- His grandmother's first name and his mom and sister's middle name. I love the sound of Clara Marie, it's classic and pretty. I can imagine her sweet personality just by the name. :)" Jan. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My friend's name is Claira with an "i" and she gets mad when anyone spells it "Clara"" Mar. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter (in 2007) Clara Evelyn because with all the weird new modern names I wanted to do something original but not weird. Everyone says they love it. Its classic and reminds me of a beautiful sophisticated woman." Jan. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Clara and I have always loved it. I am named after my grandmother and her mother. The only problem with it is I am called Claire, Carla, Carol. I want to have a little girl and name her Clara Louise. Seriosuly, best name ever. Its classic and beautiful." Nov. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "a girl i babysit's name is clara. i think it is beautiful! it is kind of uncommon, and very distinctive! (in a good way :) )" Dec. 31, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Sister is called Clara and I love her name!!! She is 25" Nov. 14, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Clara. She is 2 1/2 now. We 're happy with your name." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Clara. She is 2 1/2 now. We 're happy with your name." Aug. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and so far I am the only Clara I know." Jun. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love this name, because it's mine and it's different. Its nice growing up with a name that know one else had at school etc." May. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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