Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Clara f. Latin clara 'clear, bright'.

The name of a 13th C Italian saint.

Czech Republic
Latin
1343 Clara (nom) Rössler2 20, p. 13; 1349 Clara (nom) chlumecky 96, Clare (dat) ibid. 98; 1350 Clara (nom) ibid. 192, Clare (dat) ibid. 179; 1353 Clara (nom) ibid. 116, Clare (dat) ibid. 119; 1355 Clara (nom) ibid. 114; 1356 Clare (dat) ibid. 164; 1358 Clara (nom) ibid. 210, p. 30, Clare (dat) ibid. 265, p. 32
England
Latin
1377 Clara (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4; 1381 Clare (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 82
1300 Clarote (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 238
Dutch
1591 Clara AuFr Franssen; 1597 Clara ibid. Colijns; 1598 Clara ibid. Duijman
Early Modern English
1587 Cleare DEmar-vol2 p. 13
France
Latin
1138x1162 Clara (abl) clairvaux-12thc 74; 1179 Cara (abl) ibid. 173, Clara (abl) ibid. 172
Middle French
1564 Claire RegPCC-1 p. 54; 1567 Claire ibid. p. 313
Germany
Early New High German
1497 Clara Nurn1497 52
Italy
Latin
1304 Clara (nom) AnnMin6 XII, Claræ (gen) ibid. XII
1265x1339 Clarina (nom) BBC-Berg 80
Spain
Latin
1487 Clara (nom) carbonell-I p. 11; 1488 Clara (nom) ibid. p. 16; 1489 Clara (nom) ibid. p. 30, Clarae (gen) ibid. p. 30; 1490 Clara (nom) ibid. p. 43; 1491 Clara (nom) ibid. p. 52; 1492 Clara (nom) ibid. p. 66
Catalan
1510 Clara valencia1510 3693
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Clara". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Clara.