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What does Clairessa mean?

Clairessa Pronunciation of Clairessa [claires-sa] as a name for girls has its root in Latin, and Clairessa means "most bright, most famous". Clairessa is an alternate form of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


Clairessa has 14 variants: Clairesa, Clairissa, Claresa, Claressa, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Klarisa, Klarissa and Klarrisa.

2 more related forms via Clarissa: Clarecia and Clarisse.

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Middle name pairings:
Clairessa Lilith (C.L.), ..

How popular is Clairessa?

Clairessa is an unusual first name for women. Clairessa is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Clarissa (#700 via latest list), Klarissa and Clarisa are the prominent alternative forms of Clairessa (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Clairessa was widespread among parents 21 years ago (average #882) and has become significantly reduced since (#1566, 76.6%), with versions such as Clarissa becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Clarisa, Clarissa, Klarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clairessa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Clairessa is alike in pronunciation to Clayrissa and Klaryssa. Other suggested similar names are Caresa, Caress, Caressa, Caresse, Carissa, Carressa (see Caresse), Carrissa, Charesa, Charissa, Chloress, Claire, Claireen, Clairene, Claireta, Clairette, Clairey, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairita, Claresta, Clareta, Claretha, Claretta, Clarica, Claris, Clarise, Clarizza, Clerisse, Clerysse, Cressa, Floressa, Karessa and Maressa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clairessa.

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