What is the meaning of the name Clara?

The name Clara is primarily a female name of Latin origin that means Illustrious.

Clara is the Latinized form of the name Claire/Clare.

Famous Claras include silent film actress Clara Bow, nurse Clara Barton, and American civil rights activist Clara Luper. Clara Schumann was a pianist in the 1800s

Fictional characters named Clara include the main character from the story and ballet The Nutcracker. Aunt Clara was a character in the television series Bewitched. Clara Oswald is a character in Doctor Who. Clara Cluck is one of the main characters in Disney's Mickey Mouse cartoons.

People who like the name Clara also like:

Charlotte, Amelia, Claire, Violet, Audrey, Evelyn, Cora, Henry, Oliver, Liam, William, Owen, Benjamin, Theodore

Names like Clara:

Clare, Claire, Cuyler, Collier, Cleary, Calliroe, Clarrie

Stats for the Name Clara

checkmark Clara is currently #37 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Clara is currently #110 in U.S. births