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FOR REAL: The name Clarence was created in the 14th century for the title of Lionel of Antwerp, a son of Edward III, dux Clarentis. It was named for the town of Clare Suffolk, England, which Lionel of Antwerp owned upon his marriage to Elizabeth de Burgh, 4th Countess of Ulster who was of the de Clare family, who the town was named for. As a given name, Clarence was not used until the 19th century, when it was also used for girls.

diminutives: Clare, Clary, Clarrie

related names: Clare