The meaning of the name Clair is Illustrious. The origin of the name Clair is French. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
An alternate spelling of Claire is Clare. Clarey is a common nickname for the name Claire.
Famous Claires include actresses Claire Danes and Claire Forlani. Claire Martin is a jazz singer and Claire Hodgkins is a violinist. Claire McCaskill is a Missouri senator. Claire Rutter is an English opera singer. There is also a Belgian princess named Claire.
Fictional Claires include Claire Beachampp Randall Fraser from Outlander, Claire Dunphy from Modern Family, and Claire Underwood, from Netflix’ House of Cards. Also on Netflix is Claire from the new series Daredevil.
People who like the name Claire also tend to like names that are of British and Irish origins.
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