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pinWhat does Clarice mean?

Clarice /cla-ri-ce/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Clarice is "fame".

Medieval English and French form of Claritia, which may have meant "fame" (from "clarus" meaning "famous"), but as a given name probably an elaboration of Clara. Also an English form of the French Clarisse, which is a form of Clarissa. It was borne by a character who appears in some versions of the medieval legends of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne.


Clarice has 15 variants: Claressa, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Clarisse, Claryce, Clerissa, Clerisse, Cleryce, Clerysse, Klarice, Klarise, Klarissa, Klaryce and Klarysa.

Related girl names: Candice and Claire.

Clarice has 37 more relations via Clara, Clarissa, Clarisse: Chiara, Claire, Clairesa, Clairessa, Clairice, Clairissa, Clara, Clarabelle, Clarabeth, Clare, Clarecia, Claresa, Claretha, Claretta, Claribel, Clarica, Clarie, Clarina, Clarinda, Clarine, Clarissa, Clarissia, Clarita, Claritza, Clariza, Clarizza, Clarrie, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clarry, Classie, Clayrice, Clorissa, Klara, Klarisa, Klarra and Klarrisa.

Kreatif forms: Carice, Clariso. [more]

pinHow popular is Clarice?

Clarice is a very popular first name for females (#647 out of 4276, Top 15%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Clarice for girls. Clarice reached its apex rank of #258 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clarice name in U.S.

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

Popular related forms of Clarice are Candice, Claire (#44 last year), Clara (#108), Clarabelle, Clare (#723), Claribel, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa (#765) and Klara. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread in 1994 (usage of 0.3277%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.2145%, 34.5%), with the forms Candice, Clare, Claribel, Clarice and Clarissa falling out of style. Claire (#44) and Clara (#108) are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these, and there is also a rekindling in birth name popularity for both names. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Clarice and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clarice, Candice, Claire, Clara, Clarabelle in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Clare, Claribel, Clarine, Clarisa, Clarissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Claire, Clara, Klara outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Alarice and Charice. These names tend to be less frequently used than Clarice.