Claire

Derived from the Latin name Clarus, Claire means “clear,” “bright,” “light,” and “famous,” so if you’re looking to raise a movie star who loves the spotlight, this name may be your best bet.

Nicknames:

Clairy, Clair Bear.

Famous people named Claire:

Obviously fictional Clair Huxtable still reigns supreme, but real-life actresses Claire Danes, Claire Holt, and Claire Forlani (among many others) also share this name.

Fun fact:

Originated in feminine form in the 12th century by St. Clare of Assisi, this name is a variation of Clara and gained popularity with its new spelling “Claire” in the 19th century. It also gained popularity when 90s girls gushed over Jared Leto and Claire Danes in My So-Called Life.

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