Ina,1892–1985, U.S. actress.
a female given name, form of Clara. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for claire

Contemporary Examples of claire

Historical Examples of claire

  • Suddenly an image appeared to come before her eyes—that of Claire.

    The Dream

    Emile Zola

  • They were aided in this by a rumour that Felicien was to marry Claire de Voincourt.

    A Zola Dictionary

    J. G. Patterson

  • Since Marianne had again been nursing, Claire had been attending to her work.


    Emile Zola

  • The kindliness which Claire showed to Florent was but a slight consolation to him.

  • Gregoire came here and kissed me, and wished me to send for Gervais and Claire at once.


    Emile Zola

Word Origin and History for claire


fem. proper name, from French claire, fem. of clair literally "light, bright," from Latin clarus "clear, bright, distinct" (see clear (adj.); also cf. Clara).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper