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What does Claresa mean?

Claresa Pronunciation of Claresa [clare-sa] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and Claresa means "most bright, most famous". Claresa is an alternate spelling of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


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

8 more alternative forms via Clarissa: Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Clarica, Claris, Clarisse, Clarrie and Clarry.

Creative forms:
(female) Clarela, Cleresa, ..

(male) Clarece, Clarese, ..

Middle name pairings:
Claresa Heidy (C.H.), ..

How popular is Claresa?

Claresa is an uncommon first name for women. Claresa is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Claresa (outside Top 2000) are Clara (#98 a year ago), Clare (#730), Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa (#700) and Klarissa. These forms of Claresa were popular with parents a century ago (average #1165) and are now much less conventional (#1254, 89%), with forms like Clarisa becoming less in vogue. Clara is more widely used than the rest, though Clare has become popular as well. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Claresa is alike in pronunciation to Clayrissa, Klarisza, Klarysa and Klaryssa. Other suggested similar names are Carena, Caresa, Caress, Caressa, Carisa, Carmesa, Charela (see Harela), Charesa, Charese, Charisa, Cheresa, Chloress, Claea, Claireta, Clarene, Claresta, Clareta, Claretha, Claretta, Clarey, Clarice, Clarina, Clarise, Clarita, Clarizza, Claryce, Cloris and Taresa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Claresa.

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