Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Clare m. Latin clarus 'clear, bright'.

England
Walloon
1583 Clair RWC p. 7
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
Old French
1303 Clarin (obl) ArchReimsII1 XL
Middle French
1418 Clarin DdB1418 p. 198, HGParis p. 374
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Clare". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2018, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2018/1/name/Clare.