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Meaning and name origin

Clarice \c-lari-ce, cl(a)-rice\ as a girl's 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 romances of Roland and other paladins of Charlemagne.

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

For more information, see also related girl names Candice and Claire.

Clarice is also pronounced similarly to Clairice and Clayrice. Other suggested similar baby names are Alarice, Charice, Clarica, Clarie, Clarine and Clariza.


Clarice is a very popular first name for females (#647 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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