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Of English origin.

From an old English surname that meant “cleric”.

It is very rarely used as a female name.

Other forms of the name are Clerk, Clarke.

Famous female bearer is American model and actress Clark Gilmer.

Famous male bearers are Clark Gable, Clark Gregg, Clark Beckham, Clark Terry, Clark Johnson.

American actor Clark Gable, was a legend of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

He was referred to as “The King of Hollywood” and he starred in some of the classic films of his era, such as “Red Dust”, “Saratoga”, “Mocambo”, “Mutiny on the Bounty”, “It happened one night”, “Gone with the Wind”, etc.

He appeared opposite most of the popular female stars, such as Lana Turner, Ava Gardner, Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford, Vivien Leigh.

Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the film “It Happened One Night” and was twice nominated for his roles in “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “Gone with the Wind”.