Clara: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Clara

The feminine form of Clarus, Latin for “clear, bright, famous,” and also Greek for “brilliant,” variants include Clare, Claire, Clarice, and Clarissa. Made famous by a pioneer nurse, and for the main character in The Nutcracker, Clara is going to be a talented badass for sure.

Nicknames:

Clare, Claire, Clarrie.

Famous people named Clara:

Philanthropist and community leader Clara Brown; silent film actress Clara Bow; daughter of Ewan McGregor.

Fun facts:

Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton was a nurse during the Civil War and founded the American Red Cross.

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