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.

Fun fact:

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

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