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; 1240 Clarinus (nom) HAP p. 380
Old French
1303 Clarin (obl) ArchReimsII1 XL
Middle French
1418 Clarin DdB1418 p. 198, HGParis p. 374
Italy
Latin
1367 Chiari (gen) Livi 157
1367 Chiarozi (gen) Livi 157, Chiarozo (abl) ibid. 157
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Clare". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Clare.