Clara: Meaning of baby name Clara

Pronunciation: [Cla-ra]

Gender of Clara: Female

Meaning of Clara: Bright

Origin of Clara: Romanian

Latin for "clear, bright". The name Clara is soft and sweet, and it is also a nickname for Clarissa. Made famous in the 1920s by the silent film actress Clara Bow, known as "the It girl", because whatever "it" was, she had it.


Variant Forms:

NameMeaningGenderOrigin
ChiaraDark. Feminine Of Ciaran.FemaleIrish
ClaireClear. BrightFemaleFrench
ClariceVariant Of Claire Or Clarice. Bright: Shining And Gentle: Famous.FemaleEnglish
ClarissaClearFemaleSpanish
ClarisseBright: Shining And Gentle: Famous.FemaleFrench
Klara"Clear, Bright"FemaleFrench

Famous People Named Clara:

Clara Wieck Schumann was a German musician and composer, considered one of the most distinguished pianists of the Romantic era.

Clara Bow was a popular American actress and a leading sex symbol during her time.

Clara Barton was an American nurse, teacher and founder of the American Red Cross.

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