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The CLAIRE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,099 21998 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 139 25006 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +960 +3008 0 +1
Other Countries
Australia 26 42817 0.000 2
United Kingdom 227 15246 0.000 5
Top States for CLAIRE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 210 9519 0.001 6
New York 99 14487 0.001 5
Texas 79 14896 0.000 4
Florida 74 17420 0.000 5
Michigan 48 19612 0.000 5
Top States for CLAIRE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Washington DC 9 4638 0.002 16
Idaho 18 7665 0.001 14
New Hampshire 16 7345 0.001 13
Delaware 7 13301 0.001 9
North Dakota 5 13026 0.001 8


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CLAIRE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CLAIRE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CLAIRE in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CLAIRE by picking someone at random in Washington DC than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CLAIRE

Region of origin: Asia

Country of origin: India

Language of origin: Punjabi

Religious origin: Sikh

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CLAIRE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CLAIRE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 854 77.71
Black/African American 99 9.01
White (Hispanic) 97 8.83
Asian/Pacific 31 2.82
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CLAIRE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CLAIRE in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of CLAIRE.

Similar names to CLAIRE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CLAIRE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CLAIRE

The following words are slight variants of CLAIRE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.