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Clara (F)>

Clara (female)

Variants:Chiara (F) Clair (F) Claire (F) Clare (F) Klara (F) Sorcha (F)
Pet Name(s):Clarrie (F)
Derivative(s):Clarice (F) Clarinda (F) Clarissa (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English and Italian from Latin "bright, clear".

Clara is now less popular in English-speaking communities than Clare. However, while Clara occurs infrequently in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire, Clare does not occur at all.

Used as the Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Sorcha, Latin "brightness".