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Claire

The French form of Clare that's derived from the Latin "clarus." Associated with Saint Clare of Assisi who founded the "Poor Clares," an order of nuns descending from the Franciscan order founded in Assisi, Italy during the 13th century. The piano composition "Claire de Lune" by 20th century French composer Claude Debussy also comes to mind. The name became popular among television characters and was used in the shows "Cosby," "Lost," and "Six Feet Under." , Clear, Bright

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Girls: Ranked #49 in 2013
Origin
Latin
French
Gender
Unisex
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Famous Claires
Claire Forlani (English actress)
Clare Boothe Luce (playwright/author)
Claire Danes (actress)
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