Clearymy mom once told me she was considering naming her next daughter 'cleary.' i hated it at the time, remembering beverly cleary novels, but it has grown on me. i think its cute, feminine and unique, without being too exotic or hard to pronounce.
Cleary is usually a surname that can be either Irish or Scottish. Both use this anglicization for a name derived from chléirich meaning "cleric."
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