The French version of the Latin name Clara, Claire is a newly fashionable name for girls. Oddly enough, it’s also the name of several famous TV moms, from the high-strung but loveable Claire Dunphy in Modern Family to the luminous Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show. If you like the name but want something a little more unique try the Italian version of the name, Chiara.


  • french: Clear, bright

Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 1

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Claire Danes

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of Oliver Platt, Daughter of Albert Brooks