Meaning and Origin of: Chiara

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Ruddy; dark; spear

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the female personal name Chiara or Clara, a name popularized in the medieval period by the cult of St. Clare of Assisi (c. 1193–1253); she was an associate of St. Francis of Assisi and founded the order of nuns known as the Poor Clares. See also Chiaro.