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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Clare
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Clare in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Clare:
Records indicate that 25,630 girls in the United States have been named Clare since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 510 people in the U.S. were given the name Clare. Those people are now 22 years old.
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Comments about the name Clare
Based on the comments submitted below
10 Positive Comments
"Clare is too good, it's just too good. That's all I can say is we're goated." Dec. 10, 2019:
"I named my daughter Clare, Loved the name then and still do." Mar. 19, 2016:
"My Middle name is Clare and I love it. Many think it should be spelled Claire, but without the "I" the "a" still makes the same sound. Plus Saint Clare of Assisi spells her name this way. It is a very easy name to pronounce and pronounce right in the first place. Many people do not have this name. It means clear, bright, and intelligent. I love my middle name, the way it is spelled, the meaning, everything. If you have this name be proud of being part of the "Clare Clan."" Mar. 5, 2014:
"I too am a Clare, from Ireland, and enjoy that ours is the non-anglicized, version (Although if people mispel it, I prefer they go the French way 'Clair'. I was named after St Clare of Assisi, who was Francis of Assisi's first follower and most loyal friend, and was ther first female saint who wrote the rules for an order, so that's a nice saint to be allied with." Feb. 25, 2011:
"This is my name, everyone always spells it "Claire" though. I love it and i dont know anyone else with it" Nov. 8, 2007:
"My name is Clare and i love it, only problem is that people always try to spell it Claire." Oct. 20, 2006:
"Our beautiful little Claire Emily was born August, 2005 and she is absolutely the light of our lives! Her name could not suit her more. We have met few other Claires and get many compliments on our choice." Jun. 29, 2006:
"I think Clare is a name many Americans with Irish ancestors should be proud to bear. As there is a county Clare, Ireland." Jun. 22, 2006:
"I used to dislike my name but now I love it. I do find that some people like to spell it 'Claire' even when I tell them how to spell it correctly, which is frustrating." Apr. 25, 2006:
"I like it!! I was thinking about it for a little girl one day." Apr. 12, 2006:
1 Negative Comment
"i don't like the name clare but thats just cause i know a clare that i don't like if i didn't know her i would probably like it" Oct. 25, 2009:
7 Neutral Comments
"I love my name!! I think it is very unique and fun. Because no one else I know has that name or spelled that way. I just love my name!!! Great nickname for Clare is Clare Bear." Feb. 18, 2020:
"Working with children, Clare is hard for them to pronounce. I am usually, lare, or sometimes chair. Mostly just air." Jan. 12, 2019:
"I love my name but I always have to correct people who want to spell it with an "i". A couple of times, a person actually responded to my correction by asking, "Are you sure that's how you spell it?" Like I'd be so stupid as not to know how to spell my own name. ( I was in my 20's!) Go CLARES!" Dec. 28, 2011:
"MY name is CLARE too and it really annoys me when people spell it wrong. Go CLARES you spell your names right!" Nov. 1, 2011:
"I named my first daughter Clare and I love it. It's sweet on a little girl but will grow with her. People spell it wrong but they say it right. She's named after St. Clare so we love the spelling." Dec. 21, 2007:
"My name is Clare, it suits me really well, I'm cetain I look exactly like a Clare. The problem is that there are so many other Clares around! Im my class alone at school there are 4 clares, and it's a really small school." Nov. 10, 2006:
"I wasn't fond of my name when I was a child but am much happier with it now. I do have problems with people constantly misspelling it, mostly as ClaIre. It seems even if I spell it out for them people will still put the I in." Mar. 13, 2006:
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