*Mouse over the charts or scroll down to the table for data details. Last ranked #85 in 1945. Personality. For a number of years, the name Clarence has steadily decreased in popularity. POPULARITY: 2408. Clarence currently has 95 likes, and is in the top 4% of liked boy's names. Clarence as a boy's name is pronounced KLARE-ence. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Clarence has remained about the same. Name Image. The name Finlay is slightly more popular than Clarence. How popular is Clarence? Clarence: It's a boy! The name of the guardian angel in It's a Wonderful Life is rarely heard the rest of the year because of its studious, near-nerdy image, but this could change in the current naming climate. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarence is "one who lives near the River Clare". An English peerage title, Clarence enjoyed great popularity at the turn of the last century, reaching as high as Number 18 in 1900, and staying on the list until 2010. Vote for Clarence. Popularity. Decidely upward trends in the number of babies given the name Clarence occurred roughly during the years 1889-1892, and 1909-1918, whereas clearly downward trends happened around 1942-1945, 1954-1960, 1963-1967, 1970-1974, 1993-1996, and 2005-2009. Although not currently within the top 1000, Clarence has seen higher popularity rankings. However, the name was bestowed upon the greatest number of babies in 1921 with 7,332 occurrences. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information. To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences. The least amount of newborns dubbed Clarence in any given year was 155 in 2017. What does the name Clarence mean? Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. Popularity of Clarence. Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect. The name Clarence is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "bright". Ranking 1,116th in popularity in the United States for boys in 2018, the name Clarence is uncommon. Relative to what it once was, Clarence has fallen out of favor as a given name. France. Although not currently within the top 1000, Clarence has seen higher popularity rankings. Try the baby middle name generator. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically. Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year. In the Latin origin, ... Do you need a Middle Name to go along with the baby name, Clarence? Last ranked #987 in 2010 (m) #961 in 1901 (f) United States. The number of U.S. boys and girls named Clarence each year Our Baby Namer - Origin and Meaning of Baby Names, Books, Gifts. See the popularity of the boy's name Clarence over time, plus its meaning, origin, common sibling names, and more in BabyCenter's Baby Names tool. Its highest popularity RANKING of #17 was reached for the first time in … Canada (BC) Last ranked #476 in 2006. Since 1880, a total of 300,738 boys have been given the name Clarence while 33 girls were named Clarence.. Its highest popularity RANKING of #17 was reached for the first time in 1885 and as recently as 1905. Overall, when compared to its most prominent year, the name's popularity is at an extremely low point. The name Clarence is still rare and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down. Clarence is currently not ranked on the Baby Names popularity charts Clarence is currently #984 in U.S. births About BabyNames.com Press Advertise Baby Names Expert