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.
Clare, Claire, Clarrie.
Famous people named Clara:
Philanthropist and community leader Clara Brown; silent film actress Clara Bow; daughter of Ewan McGregor.
Clarissa “Clara” Harlowe Barton was a nurse during the Civil War and founded the American Red Cross.