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What does Claressa mean?

Claressa Pronunciation of Claressa [cla-res-sa] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the name Claressa means "fame; most bright, most famous". Claressa is an alternate spelling of Clarice (Latin). Claressa is also a variant of Clarissa (Latin).

Associated with: bright (light).


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

9 more relations via Clarice, Clarissa: Clara, Clare, Clarecia, Clarica, Claris, Clarise, Clarisse, Clerisse and Clerysse.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Claressa Sally (C.S.), ..

How popular is Claressa?

Claressa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Claressa is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Claressa (not ranked) are Clara (#98 via latest list), Clarissa (#700), Clare (#730), Klarissa, Claris, Clarice and Clarisa. Other forms, like Klarisa, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Claressa was at its highest during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 2.24%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.25%, 89%), with forms such as Clarissa becoming somewhat outmoded. Clare is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Claressa is pronounced similarly to Clayrissa, Klarisza and Klaryssa. Other recommended names are Allessa, Amarissa, Calissa, Calyssa, Camesha, Carena, Carenna, Caresa, Caress, Caresse, Carisa, Carisma, Carissa, Carisse, Carlisa, Carlissa, Carmesa, Carressa (see Caresse), Carrissa, Chareese, Charela (see Harela), Charesa, Charisha, Charisma, Charissa, Charisse, Charleesa (see Charlene), Charmisa, Charysse, Cheresa, Cheresse, Chessa, Chloress, Chrissa, Chryssa, Claea, Clarene, Clareta, Claretha, Claretta, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarita, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Cressy, Danessa, Darissa, Floressa, Gianessa, Jalessa, Janessa, Jeressa, Karensa, Karess, Karessa, Karyssa, Katessa, Kharissa, Koressa, Larissa, Mareesa, Mareisa, Markessa, Narissa, Parissa, Ranessa, Sarissa, Sharissa, Teressa and Tressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Claressa.

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