The meaning of the name Clara is Illustrious. The origin of the name Clara is Latin. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Clara is the Latinized form of the name Claire/Clare.
Clara Bow was a famous silent film star. Clara Barton was a famous nurse. Clara Luper was an American civil rights activist. Clara Schumann was a pianist in the 1800s
Fictional characters named Clara include the main character from The Nutcracker. Aunt Clara was in Bewitched and Clara Oswald was on Doctor Who. Don’t forget Clara Cluck, one of the main characters in Mickey Mouse cartoons.