Bright/Clear, C names, Female, Light, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes


Chiara is the Italian form of Clara which means “clear, bright, famous” which comes from Latin clarus (clear, bright famous) derived from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Clara (Late Roman, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, German, Romanian, English, Swedish, Danish)
  • Klara (Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian)
  • Klára (Czech, Slovak, Hungarian)
  • Klāra (Latvian)
  • Claire (French, English)
  • Clare (English)
  • Claribel (English)
  • Clarinda (English)
  • Clarette (English)
  • Kiara (English)
  • Kiarra (English)
  • Claretta (Italian diminutive of Chiara)
  • Chiarina (Italian diminutive of Chiara)


Male forms:

  • Clair (French, English)
  • Clarus (Late Roman)


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