Clara

[ klair-uh, klar-uh ]
/ ˈklɛər ə, ˈklær ə /
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noun

a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “clear, bright.”
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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.

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