Meaning and Origin of: Clary

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Bright

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : variant of Cleary or a reduced form of McClary.
  • English : perhaps from Middle English clary, clarie ‘clary’ (the pot herb Salvia sclarea), a topographic name for someone who lived where the plant grew or a metonymic occupational name for a herb seller.