Clare takes her name from St Clare of Assisi, founder of the order of Poor Clares in the 13th century and popular ever since


Clare has been a popular choice for 50 years while never quite overtaking Claire in the official list


Clare Balding jockey turned sports broadcaster, Clare Francis sailed the world and turned to fiction, Clare Grogan starred as Gregory’s Girl then altered her image, Clare Maguire from shop assistant to pop star, Clare Sheridan sculptor cousin of Winston Churchill, Clare Short independent minded politician, Clare Smyth brilliant chef in a three-star kitchen, Clare Teal Britain’s first lady of jazz, Clare Venables inspirational theatre director

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