Claire

[ klair ]
/ klɛər /
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noun

Ina,1892–1985, U.S. actress.
a female given name, form of Clara.
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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).

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