Clara is a feminine name that is derived from Clarus. The name can be translated to mean "clear" or "bright." The early popularity of the name is likely attributed to Saint Clare of Assisi, a follower of Saint Francis who founded an order of nuns. Clara has been steadily increasing in popularity in the United States, Denmark, France, and Canada.
Similar Names: Claire, Claribel
Famous Clara Names: Clara Bow (actress), Clara Barton (pioneer nurse who founded the Red Cross)