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What does Clairissa mean?

Clairissa Pronunciation of Clairissa [clairis-sa] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Clairissa is "bright, famous; most bright, most famous". Clairissa is an alternate spelling of Claire (Latin): French variation of Clara. Clairissa is also a derivative of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


Clairissa has 15 variants: Clairesa, Clairessa, Claresa, Claressa, Clarisa, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Klarisa, Klarissa and Klarrisa.

12 more alternative forms via Claire, Clarissa: Claireta, Clairice, Clairinda, Clairita, Claresta, Clarica, Clarinda, Claris, Clarisse, Clarita, Claritza and Clayrinda.

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Middle name pairings:
Clairissa Estefania (C.E.), ..

How popular is Clairissa?

Clairissa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Clairissa is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Claire (#49 via latest list), Clarissa (#700), Klarissa, Clarita, Clarisa, Clarinda and Claris are the prominent related forms of Clairissa (not ranked). Other forms, like Clarrisa, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Clairissa reached its highest in the year 2012 (median #1525) and is almost as conventional today (#1535, 7% less usage). Claire is more ubiquitous than the rest, while forms such as Clarisa are now less popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Claire, Clarinda, Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claire outside U.S.

Similar Names

Clairissa is alike in pronunciation to Klarisza and Klaryssa. Other recommended names are Amarissa, Calissa, Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Carisse, Carlissa, Carressa (see Caresse), Carrisa, Carrissa, Cerissa, Charisa, Charisha, Charisma, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Chrissa, Clarecia, Clarice, Clarina, Clarise, Clarizza, Clayrice, Clerisse, Clerysse, Cloris, Corissa, Corrissa, Crissa, Darissa, Karissa, Kharissa, Lacrissa, Larissa, Marissa, Marrissa, Maurissa, Narissa, Parissa, Sarissa and Sharissa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clairissa.

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