Clara – University of Copenhagen


How many girls were given this name in 2009?

Clara: 360
Klara: 94


Clara is a Latin name. It is a feminine form of the word 'clarus' which means 'clear' or 'distinct'.


The name became popular with a vengeance in the middle of the 1990s and it is still peaking.

Well-known bearers of the name

St Clara of Assisi, who died in 1253, founded a Franciscan order of nuns. Clara is also the name of a character in Isabel Allende's novel 'The House of the Spirits' from 1982.