Claire is a female given name and is of French origin. It means bright, clear. Pronounced as klair, the name is currently in the top 10 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 100 of U.S birth chart of the year 2021. Variations of Claire include Clare, Clair.
The name Claire was traditionally a male name, specifically when spelt Clair. It was most popular during the 1970s and 1980s in the UK. It was the second most popular baby girl name in 1974 but dropped significantly in the 1990s and has not been in the top 100 since then. Claire is still pretty well-loved in the US, has been in the top 100 since 1998 and was at 57th in 2020.
Claire is a girl's name.