The name Clara ranked 311th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 144th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name is highly rated in the 1990 U.S. Census popularity survey of all ages, but after 1960 does not appear in the state data listing the most popular baby names.
Brilliance is a recurring name idea, as shown in this name, Bertha, Helen, and a form of the Chinese name Ming.
The breadth of the idea can best be understood by studying the pictogram that represents the Chinese name. It shows the sun with the moon reflecting its light, and stands not only for brightness and clarity, but also for understanding, aptitude and fame.