Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Clare m. Latin clarus 'clear, bright'.

France
Latin
1196 Clarus (nom) CartNDdOurscamp CXXXIX
1138x62 Clarellus (nom) clairvaux-12thc 61; 1147 Clarellus (nom) ibid. 17; 1179 Clarelli (gen) ibid. 177, Clarellus (nom) ibid. 178
Middle French
1418 Clarin HGParis p. 374
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Clare". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Clare.