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Clara

[klair-uh, klar-uh] /ˈklɛər ə, ˈklær ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “clear, bright.”.
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  • And you know my modern name, Clara, does begin with 'C.' Sayda must be right.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • But this did not satisfy sister Clara, who at last hit upon the plan of marrying us.

    Freeland Theodor Hertzka
  • And now, Clara, my love, what shall we call the new inn—for it must have a name?

  • We sat and chatted a while, and then Clara and I went out to look at the Jungfrau.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • I hurried away, followed by Clara's merry laugh at my clumsy gait.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
Word Origin and History for Clara

fem. personal name, from Latin Clara, from fem. of clarus "bright, shining, clear" (see clear (adj.) and cf. Claire). Derivatives include Clarisse, Clarice, Clarabel, Claribel. The native form Clare was common in medieval England, perhaps owing to the popularity of St. Clare of Assisi.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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